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    Sir Patrick Rennison, Governor of Kenya, stated categorically May 9 that Jomo Kenyatta - former Mau Mau leader exiled to the Northern Territory since leaving jail - April 1959 will not be released in the immediate future.

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    Sir Patrick Rennison, Governor of Kenya, stated categorically May 9 that Jomo Kenyatta - former Mau Mau leader exiled to the Northern Territory since leaving jail - April 1959 will not be released in the immediate future.

    His statement followed a May 5 disclosure by Defence Minister Swan before the Kenya Legislative Council that there had been a renewal of Mau Mau oath-taking, disorders, and public singing of terrorist songs; Police were trying to assess whether incidents represented a genuine resurgence of Mau Mau.

    Sir Patrick's firm attitude is unlikely to be well received by Kenya African leaders Tom Mboya and James Gichuru. Previously cool to each other, they came together May 7 on the same platform to express similar views about Kenyatta's release. Mr. Mboya was angered by Colonial Secretary Macleod's promise to the British House of Commons that Kenyatta would not be released while he remained a security risks. Mr. Gichuru said: "Kenyatta in prison is a danger to the security of this country". Later the same day, before leaving for Holland Mr. Mboya expanded this point; if Kenyatta was held, the people would insist on a civil disobedience campaign, and their leaders would be unable to restrain them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1J032RO0A40RRRH1Y8BQQ0ZVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J032RO0A40RRRH1Y8BQQ0ZVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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