KENYA: Rebuff

Crowded into Nairobi's Makadara Hall, some 4,000 Negroes cheered lustily as Kenya's Labor Leader Tom Mboya cried: "We reject a government which is based on an imposed constitution. No one will hand us freedom on a silver platter. We must be prepared to use our power—not guns and pangas—to achieve it!"

To white settlers in Kenya, Mboya's mention of guns and pangas brought unhappy memories of the Mau Mau terror. Last year, under the Lyttelton constitution, Africans in Kenya were allowed to vote for certain members of the 58-member "multiracial" Legislative Council, which, it was hoped, would bring unity to...

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