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Ngugi wa Thiong’o says “let our planes fly”

Kenya. Kenyan literary giant, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, was arrested by the Kenyatta Government for being too critical in 1977 and in 1982. Under Kenyatta’s successor, Daniel Arap Moi, he was allowed to go into exile with the veiled threat that upon his return he would be met by a ‘red carpet.’ He was away for 22 years. Now Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first President, invited him back, rolling out the red carpet in his honor. more