Catalogue description Jomo KENYATTA, alias Johnstone KENYATTA: Kenyan. These files cover the early political...

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Details of KV 2/1789
Reference: KV 2/1789
Description:

Jomo KENYATTA, alias Johnstone KENYATTA: Kenyan. These files cover the early political career of the Kenyan political leader, Jomo KENYATTA, including his early years in the UK (1931-1946) and the period following his return to Kenya (1946) marked by the Mau Mau uprising. They include accounts of KENYATTA's political activity in England and Kenya and consider the possible connection between his Communist affiliations on the one hand and, on the other, the various African Rights and Independence organisations with which he was associated in Kenya (including Mau Mau). No such linkage was established; and the file concludes that KENYATTA's interest in Communism and Communists was strictly proportionate to the help he thought they could give him in his Kenyan political work

Note: Serial 357z: trial outcome. Analysis of possible effects. Serial 377: photograph of KENYATTA (press). Serial 401a: KENYATTA's appeal dismissed
Date: 1953 Jan 01 - 1954 Dec 31
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 40714 VOL 5
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2005
Record opening date: 07 February 2005

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