1950-1959 | Kenya | Torture

25 JUNE

BRITAIN APPROVES THE ‘DILUTION TECHNIQUE’ OF TORTURE IN KENYA [ 25 June 1957 ] On 25 June 1957, Kenya’s governor, Sir Evelyn Baring, wrote to Alan Lennox-Boyd, the Colonial Secretary, seeking his approval for the ‘dilution technique’ – a method of subjecting detainees to gruesome physical torture without leaving long lasting marks or causing permanent…