CAMERON DUODU writes: When Britain was “leading” Kenya to independence, after the terrible ‘Mau Mau’ war, it was assumed that it was doing so with an even hand, allowing the Kenyans to settle their internal politics by themselves.
But they were not. They were using their intelligence services — MI5 in particular — to spy on some Kenya politicians and providing the information obtained, to their rivals and even selected individuals within their own parties. When African leaders like Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, denounced “neo-colonialism” in some of the mewly-independent African countries, some assumed that they were being over-dramatic or imagining things.
IN this report by THE SUNDAY NATION of Kenya, we get a first-hand account of how neo-colonialism-by-intelligence operated in one African country, Kenya.There is no need or me to tell the reader to extrapolate the Kenya situation to other African countries.