• Short Summary

    An armed gang burst into a Limuru farmhouse and attacked an elderly couple while they were having dinner with their 16 year-old grand daughter.

  • Description

    An armed gang burst into a Limuru farmhouse and attacked an elderly couple while they were having dinner with their 16 year-old grand daughter. Mr. John Hutson aged 77 picked up a chair to defend him self but was severely beated. As he lay semi conscious the gang, about seven in number, slashed at his face and shoulders with simis (a native long knife, almost like a sword), and then turned on 75 year old Mrs. Hutson who was also slashed and beated. The grand daughter managed to escape unscathed and raced to fetch help from the next farm, belonging to Mr. Corroyer. Mr. Corroyer was reluctant to leave her and his wife in his house unguarded started the siren on the top of his house and went outside and fired two shots into the air. This was the method of alarm used during the height of the emergency here in Kenya. The noise brought more people and they went to the Hutson farm. The first thing they saw was Mr. Hutson lying out side the front door covered in blood. He was barely conscious, but the gang had taken his safe key from him. The couple were brought into the Nairobi hospital where Mr. Hutson is stated to be critically ill, but Mrs. Hutson is stated to be comfortable.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8G5985XVBVE9ZAJ0IGGK5BRC
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8G5985XVBVE9ZAJ0IGGK5BRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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