Kenya: A Word from Jomo

When the British sent Firebrand Jomo Kenyatta to jail eight years ago for starting the Mau Mau revolt, they thought they were putting "Burning Spear" away for good. To offset any lingering loyalty among his supporters, they put out reports that he was growing senile and increasingly alcoholic. But in the wake of Kenya's February elections, the triumphant African leaders made clear that Kenyatta was not forgotten. They demanded his immediate release. British Governor Sir Patrick Renison refused. The Africans responded by refusing to take their seats in the new government. The...

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