Ruck Family Massacre

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Ruck Family Massacre
Part of Mau Mau Uprising
Date January 1953
Location Rift Valley, Kenya
 United Kingdom Mau Mau
3 Europeans 30
Casualties and losses
4 killed

The Ruck Family Massacre took place during the Mau Mau Uprising. Farmer Roger Ruck, his wife Esme and six year old son Michael, along with their African servants, were massacred by Mau Mau.[1] The massacre shocked the European community in Kenya and led to 1,500 European settlers marching on the Governor demanding action.[2][3]


  1. ^ Tony Rennell, "Justifiably the British are accused of brutality in 1950s Kenya. But why aren't the Mau Mau butchers also in the dock?", Daily Mail, 12 April 2011 accessed 9 November 2013
  2. ^ "MAU TERRORISTS MURDER FAMILY.". Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) (Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia). 27 January 1953. p. 4. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "30 Africans Held In Killer Hunt.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 27 January 1953. p. 1. Retrieved 9 November 2013.