Arriving back in Nairobi, Kenya, Apr 23, Tom Mboya, the African leader found only a small band of his supporters and a large crowd of angry demonstrators waiting to greet him.
Arriving back in Nairobi, Kenya, Apr 23, Tom Mboya, the African leader found only a small band of his supporters and a large crowd of angry demonstrators waiting to greet him. He had just returned from a three-week visit to Monrovia, Liberia. Several arrests were made after a group of Africans tried to break through the police cordon and reach Mboya.
While in Monrovia, Mboya urged Africans in Kenya to stage a civil disobedience campaign, until former Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta, is released, He called on African Ministers in the Kenya Government to resign as a means of showing the British Government that they wanted Kenyatta released without delay.
African leaders in Kenya have been angered by the proposals. Several have attacked Mboya, including the African Ministers. General reaction to the Mboya statement among the Africans is that is could only harm the political advances they have made so far.
Two meetings due to be addressed by Mboya, Mobasa, Apr 23, and Nairobi, Apr 24, were called off after government officials refused to issue a license, "because of inflammatory speeches" Mboya made while he was away.