KENYA: Man of Character

A burly, boyish-faced farmer from the upcountry hills of Kenya stood before an audience of diehard settler folk in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru (pop. 22,481). He was Michael Blundell, 48, Minister without Portfolio in the Kenya government, come home to ask his constituents for a vote of confidence. Blundell has decided that the 2½-year-old Mau Mau war can no longer be won by bullets. One of Kenya's wealthiest farmers, Yorkshire-born Blundell was seeking support for his policy of giving the colony's 6,000,000 Africans and 100,000 Indians a share in Kenya's government.

Alternative: War. To many of Kenya's...

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