The Lanet Incident, 2-25 January 1964: Military Unrest and National Amnesia in Kenya
Parsons, Timothy, The International Journal of African Historical Studies
During the last week of January 1964, the armies of Tanganyika, Uganda, and Kenya struck in rapid succession. Bound together by a common legacy of service in Britain's East African colonial army, the King's African Rifles (KAR), the soldiers demanded higher pay and the removal of expatriate British officers from the newly established national armies. In Kenya, the men of the 11th Battalion of the Kenya Rifles broke into the armory at Lanet Barracks and demanded a meeting with Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta to discuss their grievances. Although the askaris (Swahili: soldiers) made no direct attempt to seize power, the governments of all three East African nations needed British military aid …
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Publication information: Article title: The Lanet Incident, 2-25 January 1964: Military Unrest and National Amnesia in Kenya. Contributors: Parsons, Timothy - Author. Journal title: The International Journal of African Historical Studies. Volume: 40. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2007. Page number: 51+. © Boston University 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.