Another account of the Agogwe appeared in The Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society in 1924, written by Mr. S. V. Cook:
"Fifteen miles east of Embu Station there rises from the Emberre plains the lofty hills of Dwa Ngombe, nearly 6,000 feet high. They are inhabited, the Embu natives say, by buffalo and a race of red little men who are very jealous of their mountain rights. Old Salim, the interpreter at Embu, tells me with great dramatic effect how he and some natives once climbed to near the top when suddenly an icy cold wind blew and they were pelted with showers of small stones by some unseen adversaries. Happening to look up in a pause in their hasty retreat, he assures me that he saw scores of little red men hurling pebbles and waving defiance from the craggy heights. To this day even the most intrepid honey hunters will not venture into the hills."
Roger Courtenay, in his The Green Horn of Africa, tells of a story related to him by his African guide:
"But have you heard of the little people who live in the Mau — small men, who are less men than monkeys? Less then shenzi (i.e. loathsome foreigners), these little men, and almost monkeys in their lives and ways." And he went on to tell how his own father, who was driving his sheep to pasture on the slopes of Mount Longenot, fell into the hands of these gnomes when he went into a cave, following the trail of blood left by one of his cattle that had been stolen. He was stunned from behind, and when he came around he found he was surrounded by strange little creatures. "The Mau men were lower even," he told his son, "than those little people of the forest (the Pygmies) for, though they had no tails that I could see, they were as the monkeys that swing in the forest trees. Their skins were white, with the whiteness of the belly of a lizard, and their faces and bodies were covered with long black hair." To his great surprise the shepherd noticed that his spear was still lying at his side. "The Mau men who are so nearly monkeys did not know what was the spear. It is possible they did not know I could have fought with it and killed many of them."
If indeed the Agogwe is real, it could well be a surviving species of Gracile Australopithecine, a bipedal primate known to science from approximately 2.5-4.5 million years ago. Australopithecine footprints did have to some extent a diverged toe — although far from opposable. Regardless, the overall height and the rest of the creature's description are consistent, and one must take into account that the Australopithecine foot could conceivably have changed over the spam of several million years.
Other theorists have suggested that these beings might be an unknown race of human pygmies. Recently, in light of the discovery of late-surviving dwarf hominids in the island of Flores, east of Java, this explanation has somewhat gained some weight. Despite its smaller body size, smaller brain, and mixture of primitive and advanced anatomical features, the new species falls firmly within the genus Homo.
On the other hand, tales of the Agogwe could possibly be based upon sightings of known anthropoids which were unfamiliar to the witnesses and the local natives. Anyhow, since no conclusive evidence has ever been found, the mystery surrounding the existence of these creatures still continues.
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