Education: Dancer's Son

Mbiyu Wa Koinange, which means Mbiyu, son of Koinange, is the son of Koinange Wa Mbiyu, which means Koinange, son of Mbiyu. In Bantu "koinange" means "dancer," Koinange Wa Mbiyu, chief of 800,000 Kikuyu tribesmen in British East Africa's Kenya Colony, was a good dancer in his youth but he never learned to read & write. Last week Mbiyu Wa Koinange, who will soon succeed his aged father as chief of the Kikuyus, got his A. B. degree at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Mbiyu Wa Koinange (friendly classmates call him Peter) thinks...

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