On 20 October 1952, Kenyatta with
five other supporters were arrested and taken to the
arid North East region where they were tried and
imprisoned in 1954 until 1961.
They were accused
of holding membership in the revolutionary Mau Mau
Their arrest was considered such an important
landmark in the struggle for freedom from foreign
rule that October 20 became a national holiday after
independence in 1963.
Every Kenyatta Day, he would address a huge rally
in Uhuru Park in Nairobi with a military parade.
This was a major national event as pictured. To
mark Ten Great Years of independence, I produced a
publication UHURU TEN and later updated it
In 1975, I had the honour to present him with my
Uhuru Twelve - Kenya Factbook at State House,
He was appreciative of my effort and commended
Later, he was gracious enough to autograph this
photo with his signature in green ink.