• Short Summary

    JOMO KENYATTA, CONVICTED MAU MAU LEADER, WAS RELEASED AUGUST 14 AFTER MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS' EXILE.

  • Description

    JOMO KENYATTA, CONVICTED MAU MAU LEADER, WAS RELEASED AUGUST 14 AFTER MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS' EXILE. DELIGHTED AFRICANS GREETED HIM WITH TRIBAL SONGS, DRUMS AND BOUQUETS AS HE ARRIVED AT THE NEW HOUSE PROVIDED FOR HIM BY THE KENYA GOVERNMENT.

    KENYATTA AND HIS FAMILY WERE FLOWN TO KAHAWA AIRSTRIP, NEAR NAIROBI, FROM MARALAL, NORTHERN PROVINCE, WHERE HE SPENT PART OF A LONG TERM OF JAIL AND RESTRICTION FOR MANAGING MAU MAU. FROM KAHAWA, HE DROVE WITH POLICE ESCORT TO HIS NEW HOUSE AT CATUNDU, HIS HOME VILLAGE IN THE KIKUYU AREA 15 MILES FROM NAIROBI.

    MR. TOM MBOYA ??? OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONALIST UNION, WAS AMONG THE 2,000 WELL-WISHERS WHO GREETED 70-YEAR-OLD KENYATTA. LATER, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, KENYATTA, WEARING HIS FAMILIAR BROWN LEATHER JACK AND OPEN SANDALS, URGED FELLOW AFRICANS TO PURSUE INDEPENDENCE PEACEFULLY.

    HE DECLARED: "IF THERE IS TROUBLE, VIOLENCE OR DISTURBANCES, OUR INDEPENDENCE WILL BE DELAYED. WHOEVER SUPPORTS TROUBLE OR VIOLENCE IS AN ENEMY OF OUR FREEDOM."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1AC1EZZP3MDUUZNU7PM0GYN73
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AC1EZZP3MDUUZNU7PM0GYN73
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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