KENYA: General China & Friends

At dawn, two white Kenya policemen climbed into a jeep and drove down the rutted trail that leads from Nyeri into the forest at the foot of Mt. Kenya. It was still dark among the camphor trees, but Policeman Ian Henderson knew that Mau Mau sentinels were watching, and he drove without headlights.

Deep in the forest, the jeep came to a halt and waited in darkness and silence. "The forest was full of eyes," said Henderson afterwards. "The pulse rate was not exactly normal," added Policeman Bernard Ruck. Presently there came a...

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