KENYA: The Munitions Makers

For 50 years—ever since their abortive uprising against the British failed in 1905 — the 1,000-odd Nandi tribesmen of the Laikipia forest have been among the best behaved and most loyal natives in Kenya. As members of Britain's native army and the Kenya police, Nandi trackers and jungle fighters played a big part in suppressing the Mau Mau terrorists of the rival Kikuyu tribe, and the government even went so far as to urge those who stayed in the bush to arm themselves in a sort of informal native civil-defense corps. Happy as kids let out of school to...

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