Pinto editor: My escape from dreaded police

The late Pio Gama Pinto. 'Pio Gama Pinto: Kenya’s Unsung Martyr', edited by Shiraz Durrani, will be launched in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 16. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Their reaction was skeptical and implied that I was lying, that they did not believe me.

  • They kept saying that I should not think that I will escape their “treatment” just because I was Asian.

  • There was a hidden threat of violence to me and my family behind all their questions.

I had two interviews at the Kenya Special Branch Police offices in September 1984, following the publication in two parts of my articles on Pio Gama Pinto in a Nairobi newspaper.

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