Caroline Elkins, professor of history at Harvard University, poses for photos with Mathenge Iregi, a member of the Mau Mau War Veterans Association, shortly before the British High Commissioner in Kenya expressed 'regret' Thursday about the abuse of Kenya

The British government today made an historic apology. It says it 'regrets' detaining and torturing thousands of people in colonial Kenya in the 1950s. The Brits were trying to suppress the so-called Mau Mau rebellion. London is also to compensate the victims.

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