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January 20, 1954
COUNTRY' India/Kenya Colony Approved for Release: 2017/09/21 CO2497466 riki"-fr-r140 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT SUBJECT Indian Attitude on Kenya (W(1) (b)(3) (b)(1) (b)(3) THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION (b)(3) (b)(3) (b)(3) RESPONSIVE TO 1 2 DATE DISTR. O Jan 54 NO. OF PAGES NO. OF ENCLS. SUPP. TO REPORT NO. (b)(1) (b)(3) 1. The marked hesitancy of the Indian Government towards the agitation in Kenya is Clearly marked by several incidents. Joseph Murumbi, though he met with a l'peaitive", or friendly, reception in the beginning, got absolutely no further (W(1) support of any kind. He was traveling to secure support for the Kenya African (b)(3) Union. This was at the instance of Indians in East Africa. In the same way, the subscriptions for Kenya and the Mau Mau movement have dwindled off to nothing and have met with no success. The Kenya propaganda conducted by the India-Africa Council (IAC) has likewise lost its impetus. 2. The IAC, incidentally, was organized in the early part of 1953 and has been managed by Valvant Rai Mehta and S. K. Patil. 3, The reason for all this hesitancy is the interest and influence in this matter of the big Indian property owners in Kenya. They want to choke off the rebellion. Otherwise they will be compelled to make common cause with the white men. Another informant suggests that the views expressed above fail to take into account other motives of the Indian Government due to its international relations. Egyptian influence on the African emancipation movement is likely to lead to renunciation on both sides. - end - 11141 122.51 13 S(E9) EU ( K 0') (b)(3) (b)(3) Approved for Release: 2017/09/21 CO2497466