A black and white photo posted on a Kenyan Facebook page shows a man in a pith helmet sitting in a basket being carried by a woman.
“A Gikuyu woman carrying ‘nyapara’ in white Highlands coffee plantation in 1943,” the caption reads.
“Nyapara” is a colloquial word used in East Africa to describe white foremen who supervised workers on colonial farms.
But does the photo show a Kikuyu woman carrying a white settler in 1943? We checked.
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