KENYA: Votes for Black Men

In a dense papyrus swamp 50 miles from Nairobi last week, the Mau Mau were making what the British hoped was their last stand. Sixty terrorists were trapped, including several members of the hierarchy which has directed the four-year war against their fellow Kikuyu tribesmen and their white employers. With an estimated 3,000 Mau Mau at large in scattered groups, the British felt that "the emergency" was almost ended.

Since 1952, some 14,000 Mau Mau have been killed, captured, or have surrendered. Another 62,000 suspects, held in prisons and concentration camps, are being cleared and rehabilitated at the rate of...

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