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Lari Massacre
Part of Mau Mau Uprising
Date26 March 1953
LocationLari, Kenya
Belligerents
 United Kingdom
Kikuyu Home Guard
Kikuyu
Mau Mau
Commanders and leaders
Chief Luka Mbugua Kahangara
Casualties and losses
75 killed (approx)
50 wounded


The Lari massacre was an incident during the Mau Mau Uprising where the Mau Mau massacred troops from the loyalist Home Guard and their families.[1][2][3]

The massacre prompted retaliatory attacks.[4]

References

  1. "Mau Mau bands massacre 200.". Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 28 March 1953. p. 1. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23235807. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. "Hundreds Die In Mau Mau Temorism's Gravest Outbreak.". ACT: National Library of Australia. 28 March 1953. p. 1. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2878505. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. "Police Superintendent Ambushed Armed Mau Mau Terrorists Strike Again In Kenya.". Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia. 29 March 1953. p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18503593. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. "The Night Of Long Knives: Slain Colonial Chief's Widows Recall Lari Massacre" by Njenga Gicheha The Star, March 25, 2011 accessed 9 November 2013

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