Monday, September 08, 2008

Dedan Kimathi and me II: Meru

In the second installment of a series, Peter Swan recalls his service at an exciting time in Kenya's history.

Kionyo Police Station - Meru Division

The map reference to Kionyo was just below the equator. To get there, I drove the ten men in a Long wheel base Landrover via the Nkubu DO compound at Nkubu, where I met Chief Charles, and then on to Kionyo where I met Headman Stanley at the Kiborio camp. We were then taken to the Police Station site. The two officials gave me the impression that we were welcome. Only later did I learn that they were Government appointees and not part of the accepted tribal structure.

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