1900-1919 | Child abuse | Kenya | Rape

Peodophile official defended as an ‘exemplary’ and ‘valuable officer’

7 December 1908 On 7 December 1908, Colonel Seely, Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, was asked questions in the House of Commons about Hubert Silberrad, Deputy Commissioner at Nyeri in British East Africa (Kenya). Silberrad had been suspended for five months, three months on full pay and two months on three quarters. This…

1800-1859 | Collective punishments | Famine

Relief works for famine struck Irish villagers suspended

7 December 1846 In December 1846 Ireland was in the grip of a devastating potato famine as well as one of the worst winters in many years. Wherever a few people could find employment at a local public works, it provided the sole possible source of income and survival for the local community. One can…