Kenya: Once Again, the Pistols

"Uhuru!" (Freedom) bellowed the burly, bearded African in red shirt and beaded cap. "Uhuru na ushindi!" (Freedom and victory) roared back the weaving, excited mob of 20,000 arrayed before him in Nairobi's stadium. Jomo ("Burning Spear") Kenyatta had lost none of his magic appeal with the crowds in the decade since he was jailed for leading the bloody Mau Mau rebellion. He also still had plenty of his political acumen, for Burning Spear quickly converted the happy celebration of the tenth anniversary of his arrest into a political rally to further the course of his KANU party in next...

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