Kenya: The Road to Uhuru

Ten years after the bloody Mau Mau war against the whites, the British finally agreed last week to let their East African colony of Kenya take its first big step toward uhuru—freedom. Ending three weeks of talks in Nairobi with Kenya's tribal-backed political leaders, among them grey-bearded ex-Mau Mau Chieftain Jomo ("Burning Spear") Kenyatta, Colonial Secretary Duncan Sandys emerged to make his announcement to the press. Elections will be held May 18-26 for the colony's first internal self-government. To be elected under a new, 300-page constitution: seven assemblies, plus a two-house federal parliament with overwhelming black majorities. Complete...

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