old Nanyuki town

The old Nanyuki town, where Camp 354 was based. Italian prisoners of war were there during the World War II. 

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Italian war prisoners whose attempt to escape Nanyuki camp ended in failure

 The story of the Kamiti prison break and how they ended up in the plains of Mwingi is the stuff movies are made of. The escapees may have as well read Felice Benuzzi’s book No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb, which is a story of war time capture and escape – interestingly their bid, too, was to head to Somalia.

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