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IMPRIOVEMENT IN KENYA
AS RESULT OF EMg~ERGENC LAWS NAIROBI (A.A.P.).-The situation in Kenya had been noticeably improved since a state of emergency was declared, said the Briti h Colonial Secretary (Mr. Oliver Lyttleton) on Sunday.
MR. LYTTLETON was con firming a statement by a Kenya Government spokes man who said there was evi dence that proper respect for law and order was in creasing in many parts of African reserves. Referring to the Mau Mau anti-white Terrorist Society, Mr. Lyttleton said it was
quite wrong to link it direct ly to economic causes. Mau Mau, he said, was anti-European and anti Christian and had certain features which followed "a pattern which is painfully familiar in many other parts of the world." Mr. Lyttleton said there was no similarity between disturbances in Kenya and Malaya, but the pattern in Africa showed the same signs of infiltration methods and the formation of cells which had been seen elsewhere. Police on Sunaay carried out fresh sweeps in the for est "strongholds" of Mau Mau, but no details were re leased. Eighty-seven Mau Mau suspects were held when 4000 Africans were "screened" at Nanyuki, 100 miles north of Nairobi, on Saturday. The Kenya Government spokesman, in reviewing the anti - terrorist operation "Jock Scott" on Sunday said the first phase-arrests of people considered to be mainly responsible for un rest using Mau Mau for "subversive ends" was satis torily completed in a few days. The second phase-the re grouping of military police forces and their deployment in the principal disturbed areas-had been begun. The major task will be to root out Mau Mau elements by vigorous patrolling. Meanwhile, the African National Congress has
threatened to call a general strike in Cape Province, ac companied by praying and fasting by all non-whites and "progressive Euro cans." The proposed strike is against the Port Elizabeth City Council plan to ban all open-air meetings of Afri cans except religious ones, and to impose a curfew. Port Elizabeth was the scene of a race riot on October 18, when 11 peo ple were killed. At Bloemfontein, 20 Afri cans were arrested on Sun day for breaking curfew re gulations.