Following the recent murders of two European women in Kenya, while settlers in the White Highlands are reported in a state of alarm ...
Aerial/View of Osborne house where murder was committed
AIR/VIEW Forest area
AIR/VIEW Village near Osborne house
AIR/VIEW King's African Rifle camp
SV/PAN African askaris being drilled in use of automatic weapons
CU Ditto, seated on ground
SV Soldiers being briefed
LV Men with rifles run to lorry
Back/V Climbing onto lorry
SV/PAN Lorry away
SV/PAN Spotter plane towards and away
CU Soldier in forest with tracker dog
LV Troops towards through forest
GV Troops in forest
LV Women picking strawberries on plantation
SV Ditto, Mr. Stewart (owner) with revolver in holster
CU Mr. & Mrs. Stewart
CU Holster on Mrs. Stewart
CU Holster on Mr. Stewart
MV Mr. Stewart checking metal guards on window of house
SV Checking door
SV Mr. Stewart looks at revolver
CU Putting bullets into revolver
LV Mr. & Mrs. Coltart, owners of farm, looking at cattle.
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Background: 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.