NAIROBI NEWS DECEMBER, 1919: LOCAL AND WORLD NEWS
December 6, 1919 issue of The Leader of British East Africa held news of importance in both the local and the world arena and often on the same page. Mr. Eric Hale of a Zoological Trading Company had a want ad asking for “Live Game Reptiles.” Curiously, he also wants to know the reptile’s age, sex, and the length of time in captivity. While the last question might be answered easily enough, one can only wonder at how easily a reptile gave up that more personal information.
On the world news, trouble brewed in Afghanistan, showing that not much has changed in eighty-nine years.
According to the brief article, “representatives of six tribes unreservedly accepted the British terms, but…the turbulent Maddakbel tribe held aloof. They are to be punished if they do not submit tomorrow.”
On the home front, it’s time to renew those motor vehicle licenses which expire on December 31, 1919.
Jade del Cameron and her friends can get an application from any police officer, but the license (spelled “licence” in the paper) can only be issued by a police Superintendent.
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NOTE: These blogs are meant to give some insight into the life and times of my fictional character, Jade del Cameron. Jade’s mystery adventures take place in post WWI Africa. To date they are: Mark of the Lion, Stalking Ivory, and The Serpent’s Daughter NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK. The fourth book The Leopard’s Prey, will be available in hardcover January 2009. For more information, visit the website: www.suzannearruda.com