KENYA: The Meow-Meows

Twelve big R.A.F. transports landed at Nairobi, capital of Kenya Colony, one night last week, and set down the ist Battalion (800 men) of Britain's Lancashire Fusiliers. From adjoining Tanganyika and Uganda hurried a battalion and two companies of the King's African Rifles. H.M.S. Kenya, an 8,000-ton cruiser, put a detachment of marines ashore at Mombasa, Kenya's only modern harbor.

This display of armed might was Britain's answer to the Mau Mau (rhymes with bow-wow), the African secret society that threatens to wipe out Kenya's 30,000 whites (TIME, Oct. 27). Part land hunger, part savage revolution against the domineering white...

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