Kenya: The Spear Speaks

Kenya's 65,000 white inhabitants, already bitter over Britain's repeated concessions to the colony's black nationalists, had more to swallow last week. They had accepted an increased political role for the Africans in the hopes that moderates would come to power and learn gradually the art of governing. But after eight years in prison and exile, extremist Jomo ("Burning Spear") Kenyatta, the organizer of the Mau Mau terror, proved himself once again the most powerful man in Kenya.

Kenyatta, who says his age is about 70, has been confined to the desert village of Lodwar since his release from prison two...

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