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

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Details of KV 2/1787
Reference: KV 2/1787

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 46a: letter to Press from KENYATTA about African representation in Kenya. Serial 98b: KENYATTA as central figure in unification of Kikuyu representative bodies. Serial 104a: KENYATTA in serious rental arrears. Serial 137a: useful case summary of KENYATTA. Serial 155a: KENYATTA explains reasons for prolonged absence from Kenya. Minute 161: the 'case against' KENYATTA
Date: 1930 Jan 01 - 1940 Dec 31
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 40714 VOLS 1-2
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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