• Short Summary

    Following the recent murders of two European women in Kenya, while settlers in the White Highlands are reported in a state of alarm ...

  • Description

    Following the recent murders of two European women in Kenya, while settlers in the White Highlands are reported in a state of alarm ... wondering where the Mau Mau type raids will strike next.

    As the crime wave continued May 15/16, a concentrated force of police and two companies of the King's African Rifles centred on the district to hunt the murderers. A curfew has been imposed: Africans must remain in doors between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

    European farmers are in the process of checking their exiting defences and making improvements where necessary. Some are even considering sending their wives and families either to Nairobi or out of Kenya altogether. Some older inhabitants, however, say that under no circumstances will they leave the farms that they made out of virgin lands many years ago.

    The Kenya Police Reserve - manned by volunteers from the farming communities - are assisting the police and Army, having detailed knowledge of the area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SJK7TBKC1JA730PJ56RWHXSI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SJK7TBKC1JA730PJ56RWHXSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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