KENYA: Frontier War

Kenya last week was like Dakota Territory in the days of Sitting Bull (floruit 1876). Painted savages chanted bloodcurdling oaths, swooped down on lonely farmsteads to burn and scalp. The white settlers and their wives ate and slept with pistols at their sides; their vigilante posses, using native trackers, were supported by a battalion of British regulars, rushed to Kenya to face the same kind of tribal uprising that the U.S. cavalry crushed in the Old West.

In the desert outpost of Kapenguria,the Queen's lawyers proceeded in slow, judicial fashion against Jomo ("Burning Spear") Kenyatta, the London-educated Kikuyu who,...

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