1960 KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP… [20376]

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1960 (Mar 28) Stampless special printed stationary for use from & too Detention Camps imprinted G.P.K. 2930-100,000-11/56 to native prisoner at Kamiti Prison Detention Camp, P.O. Box 19 Kiambu Down prison (this was a maximun security camp) from Manyani Special Detention camp cancelled Manyani Camp (29 Mar) with alongside violet framed Postal Frank /H.M. Prison /Manyani (Kenya) & unframed Censored handstamps.
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Rare camp to camp mail between native prisoners during the Mau Mau rebellion that first kindled itself in Aug 1952 & by Oct troops from Britain had been flown in & a State of Emergency was declared on the 20th lasting until December 1959 by which time 10,000 Mau Mau members were dead & 80,000 suspects detained. Problems & sporadic attacks continued even after Kenya was granted independence mainly instigated by the Meru tribe people

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