• Short Summary

    HIGH-RANKING 'GENERALS' OF THE MAU MAU WILL BE GUESTS AT KENYA'S INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS ON THURSDAY.?

  • Description

    HIGH-RANKING 'GENERALS' OF THE MAU MAU WILL BE GUESTS AT KENYA'S INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS ON THURSDAY. THEY WILL STAND NEAR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, REPRESENTING QUEEN ELIZABETH, AND PRIME MINISTER JOMO KENYATTA.

    THE LAST OF THE 'GENERALS' AND THEIR DIEHARD AIDES CAME OUT OF THE ABERDARE FOREST YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AND WERE DRIVEN 150 MILES (240 KMS) TO NAIROBI TO MEET MR KENYATTA IN HIS OFFICE.

    WITH THEIR LONG MATTED HAIR AND DRESSED IN TATTERED MONKEY SKINS, THE GROUP SPENT AN HOUR WITH THE MAN WHO AS JAILED IN 1953 FOR 'MANAGING' THE MAU MAU AND RELEASE IN 1959, ALTHOUGH CONFINED TO HIS HOME UNTIL 1961.

    THEY ABANDONED THEIR HIDE-OUTS AFTER A RECENT POLITICAL AMNESTY, AND YESTERDAY. MR. KENYATTA TOLD THEM THEY WOULD BE GRANTED A FREE PARDON. OTHER 'FOREST FIGHTERS', AS THEY ARE NOW CALLED, WILL ALSO BE PARDONED IF THEY GIVE THEMSELVES UP BY DECEMBER 16.

    ALSO AT THE MEETING TO SEE 'OLD FRIENDS' WAS 'GENERAL' CHINA, DEPUTY TO DEDAN KIMATHI WHO WAS HANGED FOR LEADING THE MAU MAU CHINA WAS CAPTURED DURING THE EMERGENCY.

    MR KENYATTA'S GUESTS ASKED HIM IF THEY COULD WEAR THEIR FOREST UNIFORMS ON THURSDAY. HE AGREES, PROVIDING THEY REMOVED THEIR MEDALS AND OTHER INSIGNIAS. HOWEVER, A FUND HAS BEEN LAUNCHED TO RECLOTHE THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NR2NLFI3HFBSP7AONJTI3OPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NR2NLFI3HFBSP7AONJTI3OPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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