FORAN, W. Robert. The Kenya Police 1887-1960. London, Robert Hale, .
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrapper; pp. xvi, 237, sketch maps and plates after photographs; apart from light fraying and clipping to wrappers, a very good copy, clean and fresh; provenance: from the library of the biologist at University College, Nairobi, Dr. Malcolm J. Coe, with his blind-stamp to front fly-leaf.
First edition of a well-written history of the Kenyan police force. This book incorporates Foran's first-hand experience gathered during his time as police officer in Kenya in 1904-10, a period of great political upheaval when the British consolidated their rule in the colony. The British East Africa Police was formed and Foran, a veteran of the Boer War, was amongst the first officers. He gives the complete history of policing in Kenya during two world wars, the Mau Mau Uprising and the modernisation of the force with up-to-date radio technology.