Towards the end of his tour of black Africa, the United States Secretary of State, Dr.
Towards the end of his tour of black Africa, the United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, visited kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve on Monday (3 May), sporting a great white hunter bush hat. But on the political front, his tour seemed to have won little support for the new ideas he had proposed on negotiating a settlement between Rhodesia's black and white communities.
The Masai Mara Reserve is one of the most beautiful in Kenya, and during his visit there, Dr. Kissinger saw 13 different types of wild beasts, including a pride of lions.
Masai Mara is deep in southern kenya, close to the Tanzanian border. The Secretary of State seemed in good spirits during the visit, and in addition to the bush hat, he wore a bush jacket he had borrowed from the United States Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Anthony Marshall. He had borrowed hat from a television reporter.
Security was tight during the drive by Land Rovers into the bush. Kenyan troops in a Land Rover preceded Dr. Kissinger's vehicle, which was closely watched by U.S. security men armed with pistols in another vehicle.
There has been no official reaction, either from Kenya or Tanzania, to the United States suggestion - put forward by officials close to Dr. Kissinger - that Sir Harold Wilson, the former British Prime Minister, or the South Africa Prime Minister, Mr. Vorster, would be acceptable mediators in the Rhodesian constitutional crisis. Rhodesian government sources in Salisbury have described the suggestion of Sir Harold Wilson being a mediator as "the joke of the year".