Kenya: And Where Were You In the War, Daddy?

There were at most 500 Mau Mau terrorists still in hiding when Kenya won its independence a month ago. By last week more than 2,000 had flocked out of the forests to claim free bed and board, jobs and a place at the head of the queue for choice farmlands. At the present rate, former "forest freedom fighters" will soon outnumber Kenya's 2,600-man regular army. If only the Mau Mau had known its own strength, cracked one official, "we would have won eight years ago."

At any rate, Kenya seemed well on the...

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