Major General E. Goodwin, General officer Commanding, East Africa Command, toured some of the rural?
Major General E. Goodwin, General officer Commanding, East Africa Command, toured some of the rural areas near Zanzibar Town June 7 to see first-hand results of the intensive forest patrols by men of the King's African Rifles, brought in from Kenya and Tanganyika to help pacify the troubled island.
At the village of Kitundi, 14-miles north Zanzibar Town, General Goodwin was shown a hut outside which an Arab family of father, mother and five-year old child were killed. Only a five-day-old baby escaped and is not in hospital with knife wounds. The family had barricaded themselves in as hostile Africans surrounded their home. Forced to run, they were cut down and nutilated with knives and left to die in the bush.
Savage clashes between Africans and Arabs have continued since rioting broke out during polling for the general election June 1. The death roll has now risen to 64 - mostly Arabs - and 745 people are under arrest. The Protectorate is now reported to be quiet, although the curfew is still in force.