Missing Kikuyu adult males in 1948 census.

How does one realistically explain why there’s at least 10,000 missing adult Kikuyu males in this census, carried out in Nyeri by the colonial government?[ATTACH=full]343300[/ATTACH]

They died fighting for the British in Burma, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and India in WW2. My guess.

Or hiding in the forests. Si MAU-MAU ilia ishaanza?

It’s simple.they went under.
Because of the bubbling Mau Mau insurgency, Kikuyu males were wanted by the colonial authorities at the time. Then there wasvm the Hut tax. Every male had to pay.
It was then beneficial to be invisible