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POLITICS

The Mysterious Insect that Gave Kenyatta Sleepless Nights

A story is told of how Kenya's founding father and first president for that matter, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta feared crickets (species of leaping insects that are worldwide in distribution and known for the musical chirping of the male) In his errands in Embu one day, Jomo Kenyatta demonstrated his fear of

  2 months ago
The Mysterious Insect that Gave Kenyatta Sleepless Nights

SOCIETY

DC Who Beat Suspects With Pairs of Pliers, Knocked and Broke Their Teeth With Steel Covered Fists

During the eminent Mau Mau era, Jeremiah Kiereini together with former Rift Valley PC, Isaiah Mathenge were amongst the rehabilitation assistants who were brutal when handling Mau Mau suspects. In particular, Jeremiah Kiereini oftenly beat the suspects "with pairs of pliers, knocked out and broke their teeth with steel covered fists," notes Havard University historian Caroline Elkins in her eminent book entitled 'Britain Gulang: The Brutal End of Empire of Empire in Kenya that was published in the year 2005.

  3 months ago
DC Who Beat Suspects With Pairs of Pliers, Knocked and Broke Their Teeth With Steel Covered Fists