KENYA: My Buddy

During World War II, pug-nosed, Australian-born Stanley ("Davo") Davidson and scar-faced Dedan Kimathi served together in Ethiopia as members of the King's African Rifles. When the war was over, Davidson returned to bored peacefulness in Sydney. Kimathi, a onetime Kikuyu schoolteacher, went on to become the almost legendary "General Russia," fiercest chieftain of Kenya's bloodthirsty Mau Man terrorists.

Early last spring, hungry for sport and eager to renew old acquaintance, mustachioed Davo Davidson buckled on his two trusty .45s, polished up his long-idle automatic rifle, snipped for Africa and offered Kenya's...

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