The white minority governments in Southern Africa were warned on friday (1 June) by Kenyan President Mzeo Jomo Kenyatta that their rule would be swept aside.
The white minority governments in Southern Africa were warned on friday (1 June) by Kenyan President Mzeo Jomo Kenyatta that their rule would be swept aside. He was speaking at celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of Madaraka Day -- the data when Britain granted his country full internal self-rule.
President Kenyatta gave the warning in an address to the nation after watching a parade by units of the Kenyan armed forces and civil service organisations.
"We are celebrating today what has been part of one of the great chapters in all human history," said the President. "Let no-one delude themselves that this will not be a continuing process. The human spirit will not rest until the few remaining tyrannies in Africa and elsewhere are swept aside."
Kenya was granted full sovereignty by Britain in December 1963, when Mr. Kenyatta's administration took charge of defence and foreign policy.
The Madaraka Day parade included armoured cars and heavy mortars and a fly-past by British-built Strikemaster combat jets of the Kenyan Air Force.