A magazine editor who angered the government by criticizing President Daniel arap Moi's one-party rule was seized by security police Friday, the same day a New York magazine honored him as editor of the year.

Eight of the Special Branch security police took Gitobu Imanyara from the offices of The Nairobi Law Monthly after spending about two hours flipping through back issues of the magazine.An officer at the police headquarters would not say what they were looking for, why Imanyara was seized or where he was taken.