He didn't put down any rebellions at all against British rule as an officer, it was only as a private that he was involved in such fighting in Kenya
As for "it was not the British who raised him up in the ranks far beyond his capabilities", are you sure? He had an elementary school level education apparently. Even if that is sufficient to be a lieutenant in the Britsh army, should someone like that really be the highest or second highest ranking native officer in a country?
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