MAN HUNT IN KENYA by

MAN HUNT IN KENYA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A tactical account of Ian Henderson's patient, persistent (ten month') attempt to trap the Mau Mau leader, Dedan Kimathi- who in 1955- when this was undertaken- was one of the last two militant chieftains to survive. By that time, some 60,000 Kikiyu had been apprehended through what was known as paeudo-gang operations- the method used here by Special Force Teams disguised as Kikiyu who intermingled with them later to trap them. Kimathi, who had reverted to an animal existence in the forest, was particularly stubborn in his resistance, difficult to locate, and it was several months before the area was marked off and they could launch a direct operation- and then many more -- until most of his followers and his woman were taken, and Kimathi was shot down and brought to trial.... Subdued- perhaps in comparison with the more flamboyant fictional accounts- straightforward- and knowledgeably detailed in its bushcraft and its intelligence techniques.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1958
Publisher: Doubleday