Assassination of Waruhiu
|Assassination of Waruhiu|
|Part of Mau Mau Uprising|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Unknown||John Mbiu Koinange|
|Casualties and losses|
The Assassination of Waruhiu was the murder of Kenyan Chief Waruhiu by the Mau Maus on 7 October 1952. The Chief was a supporter of the unwelcomed Colonial British presence in Kenya and was shot in his car; 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.
- "TERRORISTS SEIZED AT INITIATION CEREMONY". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 11 October 1952. p. 25. Retrieved 30 November 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
- "40 MAU MAU INITIATES TAKEN IN RAID BY KENYA POLICE". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas. 11 October 1952. p. 21. Retrieved 30 November 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Mau Mau Activities and the Unrest in Kenya" by Malcolm Davies The Antioch Review Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer, 1953), pp. 221–233
- "The Bloody Mau Mau Revolt" by Marguerite Michaels Time Monday, March 31, 2003; accessed 30 November 2013