Saturday, July 21, 2007

David Steel retraces his father's life on Channel 4

I was rather surprised to turn on Channel 4 earlier this week and see David Steel on a programme "Empire's Children":

Born in Scotland, David's life changed dramatically when he was 11 years old. His father, a Church of Scotland Minister, announced they were to move to Africa, to the British colony of Kenya. After four years, with the situation in Kenya becoming increasingly violent the family returned to Scotland.

However, David's father made the journey back to Kenya to continue his work. It was only after his father's death in 2002 that David discovered a briefcase full of documents belonging to the Reverend Steel. They revealed that he played a significant part in the political turmoil that accompanied the birth of the new Kenya.

You can watch the programme here.

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