Foreign News: Slaughter in Kenya

A band of Kikuyu women, naked except for thongs of leather tied round their shaven heads, recently stole out from a bamboo thicket on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains in Kenya. Armed with shiny pangas, they crept into a Kikuyu village, killed three Kikuyu men and a 14-year-old boy. The victims were Kikuyu guards, loyal to the white men and pledged to fight the Mau Mau.

The women walked half a mile down a jungle track, dragging with them the severed head of one of the men they had slain. They showed it to...

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