The Lamu Mau Mau papers

A mau mau veteran.

What you need to know:

  • Recently-discovered, a colonial file labelled ‘Jock-Scott List’ sheds light on the real reasons behind the detention of Jomo Kenyatta and fellow freedom fighters
  • According to papers retrieved from a quaint locker in Lamu, the future President of Kenya was a dangerous Leninist and something of a “Kikuyu God”

In a stunning lack of curiosity, none of the independence-era civil servants had bothered to establish the contents of the locker.

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