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Murder of Chief Waruhiu


This picture shows Kenyan Chief Waruhiu after his assissination in his car by the Mau Mau on 7 October 1952. The Chief was identified as a supporter of British presence in Kenya. At his funeral, Governor Evelyn Baring called him "a great man, a great African and a great citizen of Kenya, who met his death in the service of his own people and his Government." His death helped lead to the declaration of a State of Emergency in Kenya.


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