• Short Summary

    NEARLY TWO MILLIONS PEOPLE WENT TO THE POLLS IN KENYA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE LAST AND MOST IMPORTANT ROUND OF THE THREE-PHASE ELECTIONS FOR INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT.

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    NEARLY TWO MILLIONS PEOPLE WENT TO THE POLLS IN KENYA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE LAST AND MOST IMPORTANT ROUND OF THE THREE-PHASE ELECTIONS FOR INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT.THE VOTERS - OVER 90 PERCENT OF THEM AFRICANS - EARLIER LAST WEEK ELECTED REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES AND A NATIONAL SENATE.

    THE WEEKEND VOTING, FOR THE 117 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SEATS, WILL CHOOSE THE POLITICAL PARTY THAT IS TO LEAD THE BRITISH COLONY TO FULL INDEPENDENCE, POSSIBLY LATER THIS YEAR.THE CHOICE LIES BETWEEN 185 CANDIDATES FROM THE THREE MAJOR PARTIES - THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION (KANU), LED BY MR.JOMO KENYATTA; THE KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION (KADU), LED BY MR.RONALD NGALA; AND MR.PAUL NGEI'S AFRICAN PEOPLES PARTY - PLUS MANY MINOR PARTY CANDIDATES AND INDEPENDENTS.

    YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), POLLING OPENED QUIETLY, WITH HEAVY RAIN KEEPING DOWN THE NUMBER OF VOTERS.MR.KENYATTA, RETURNED UNOPPOSED, WAS WILDLY CHEERED ON A TOUR OF POLLING STATIONS NEAR NAIROBI AND ONE HIS NATIONAL UNION CANDIDATES MR.TOM MBOYA, GOT A BIG RECEPTION WHEN HE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.AT ANOTHER BOOTH, IN NYACHENGE, AN UNUSUAL TOUCH...AS KISII WOMEN LINED UP TO VOTE, SMOKING PIPES.

    POLICE IN NEARLY ALL PART REPORTED THAT VOTING WAS GOING QUIETLY.BUT THE PREVIOUS DAY, FOUR PLATOONS OF TROOPS HAD TO BE RUSHED TO ISIOLO, ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE OF THE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT, WHERE FOUR SOMALIS WERE KILLED AND 26 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 17 POLICE, WERE INJURED IN ELECTION RIOTS.SOMALIA SECESSIONISTS ARE BOYCOTTING THE ELECTIONS BECAUSE BRITAIN HAS NOT ALLOWED THE NORTHERN AREA TO SECEDE AND JOIN NEIGHBOURING SOMALIA.COUNTING OF VOTES AND WILL START TOMORROW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GOPV6MPERY4IHHT3B64P4K9D
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GOPV6MPERY4IHHT3B64P4K9D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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