Obama's Grandfather 'Tortured by the British' during Kenya's Rebellion

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bearice, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Hussein Onyango Obama, a British soldier in the second world war, was locked up as a Mau Mau rebel in Kenya.

    Barack Obama's grandfather was imprisoned for two years and tortured by white British soldiers during Kenya's bloody fight for independence, his family have said.

    "The African warders were instructed by the white soldiers to whip him every morning and evening till he confessed," Sarah Onyango, 87, tells the Times.

    'He said they would sometimes squeeze his testicles with parallel metallic rods. They also pierced his nails and buttocks with a sharp pin, with his hands and legs tied together with his head facing down,' she was quoted as saying.

    Describing how white soldiers visited the prison every two or three days to carry out 'disciplinary action', the 87-year-old said her husband was subjected to horrifying violence.

    The alleged torture was said to have left Mr Onyango permanently scarred, and - like many Kenyans arrested and accused of being part of Mau Mau - bitterly anti-British.


  2. maxpi


    So now Blacks in the US can torture us with their bullshit where Jessie Jackemup sues employers and now NOBODY in the private sector hires blacks and they have to suck us dry with welfare and healthcare...
  3. Other poster:

    if they had squeezed just a little harder
  4. Where do you keep getting this, nobody hires blacks, crap? Except for the Army, I never worked for the government, and I have to hide under my bed to get a day off, from private sector companies, no less.