KENYA: Massacre at Gathuini

On a hill outside Nyeri one day last week, 25 Mau Mau terrorists on the way to formal surrender were killed by a company of the King's African Rifles, in time of truce. Thus ended Operation China, the strange British attempt to win by negotiation what 6,000 British troops and a squadron of heavy bombers had failed to win by war: the surrender of Kenya's Mau Mau. Named for General China, the captured Mau Mau chieftain who saved himself from the gallows by promising to work with the British (TIME, March 8), Operation...

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