The Politics of the Independence of Kenya by Keith Kyle (auth.)

By Keith Kyle (auth.)

As together with his seriously acclaimed publication on Suez, Keith Kyle revisits as a student floor that he first lined as a print and tv journalist. After 3 introductory chapters overlaying the years 1895-1957, the middle of the ebook examines in vigorous aspect how Kenya moved from Mau Mau trauma to nationwide freedom. The immediacy of the eye-witness, which older readers will be mindful from tv experiences, is now mixed with the culmination of mirrored image and meticulous archival study to create a distinct authoritative learn of this very important interval for Kenya, for Africa and for the British Empire.

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The Politics of the Independence of Kenya

As along with his significantly acclaimed publication on Suez, Keith Kyle revisits as a pupil flooring that he first coated as a print and tv journalist. After 3 introductory chapters masking the years 1895-1957, the center of the publication examines in energetic aspect how Kenya moved from Mau Mau trauma to nationwide freedom.

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F. Andrews, who was visiting Kenya, and travelled around Kenya by car to contact members of other tribes. 76 'The development of the native peoples in Kenya in one short year is simply past thinking,' wrote the head of the Church of Scotland mission at Kikuyu, Dr J. W. Arthur, on 14 The Birth of Luo Politics 19 March 1922. 'They are almost now able to safeguard themselves against oppression and exploitation .... This lad Harry Thuku ... '77 Thuku was accused of sedition, a letter having been intercepted in which he had said, 'The D[istrict] C[ommissioner] is nothing to us nor is any European whatever anything to us because we know that all men are subjects of King George and there is no more to be said,' and he was arrested on 14 March 1922.

59 The significant aspect from the viewpoint of this book was the extent to which a white man's war was to involve the Africans. Fighting men were already enlisted in the King's African Rifles (KAR), but tens of thousands of others were recruited from both the British protectorates into the Carrier Corps as porters. The Kikuyu and the Luo, who did not join up in significant numbers in the KAR, were large contributors to the Carrier Corps, whose heavy casualties were almost all due to disease and the failure to maintain proper logistical support.

He was therefore representative of the new generation of non-Kikuyu politicians. 6J Kenyatta said he was willing to return but he had no money. Awori also was broke, having lost his baggage for the second time. This caused some delay while more funds were raised - Khamisi says they managed to collect £30 or £40 every month. Finally Kenyatta travelled back to Mombasa on the SS Alcantara. There is in the Ambu Patel archive in Nairobi G2 an epic account of the voyage couched in biblical language complete with a miraculous occurrence when Kenyatta guessed correctly the length of one day's progress at sea.

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