UK documents confirm torture of Mau Mau rebels

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New documents released in the United Kingdom confirm that torture and other abuses of detainees were authorized at the highest levels in the 1950s, during a counter-insurgency campaign in Kenya. Kenya was then a British colony and Mau Mau rebels wanted them out. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Caroline Elkins, professor of African history at Harvard University.