Investigating Patrick Shaw, Kenya’s most dreaded cop

PHOTO | FILE Patrick Shaw (at the back) during his days as an administrator at Starehe Boys’ Centre.

What you need to know:

  • Patrick Shaw was enlisted as a police reservist in 1959 before joining Starehe Boys’ Centre as an administrator. DAVID SMITH tells the story of a man it took, in the words of Geoffrey Griffin, lots of patience to appreciate

“I am looking for articles on Patrick David Shaw,” I said, replying to a question from a librarian in the basement of Nairobi’s Macmillan Library.

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