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Solitary Torture Chamber - Mweru Detention Camp 3D Model
This building was a solitary cell/torture chamber in Mweru detention camp in Nyeri, Kenya. ‘Hardcore’ detainees would be kept here in solitary confinement seperated from the rest of detainees for extended periods of time. Here they would be tortured, beaten and denied essentials such as food and water. After independece, the camp was later converted to a secondary school and goes by the name Mweru High School today.
The building shown in this 3D reconstruction still stands within the school grounds today and is used as a store. A sign attached to the building reads, ” Mau Mau Torture Room, they hated the injustice, they took the oath and went to the forest. They were detained, harassed and tortured, they died for our FREEDOM”
Model created by Mike .W. Khakame, guidance from Chao Tayiana. Copyright African Digital Heritage & Museum of British Colonialism.