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    THE U.S. VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. HUBERT HUMPHREY, ARRIVED IN NAIROBI, KENYA, ON JANUARY 7 (SUNDAY). ON?

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    THE U.S. VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. HUBERT HUMPHREY, ARRIVED IN NAIROBI, KENYA, ON JANUARY 7 (SUNDAY). ON THE NEXT TO THE LAST STOP OF HIS NINE-NATION AFRICAN TOUR. IN A VISIT LASTING JUST OVER A DAY, VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY MANAGED TO HOLD TALKS WITH PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA, TO ATTEND A CABINET LUNCHEON, AND HEAR A SESSION OF PARLIAMENT.

    VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY ARRIVED ON SUNDAY EVENING, THE OCCASIONAL ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATOR MINGLING WITH THE WELCOMING CROWD. THEN, HIS FIRST CALL ON MONDAY MORNING WAS TO STATE HOUSE FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA, VICE-PRESIDENT DANIEL MOI, AND EIGHT OTHER CABINET MINISTERS.

    KENYA'S RELATIONS WITH ITS NEIGHBOUR SOMALIA HAVE BEEN TROUBLED BY BORDER DISPUTES, AS HAVE THOSE BETWEEN SOMALIA AND ETHIOPIA. MR. HUMPHREY CARRIED WITH HIM ORAL MESSAGES OF GOODWILL FROM THE LEADERS OF BOTH COUNTRIES, AND SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSIONS LED TO A RESOLVE TO MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO NORMALISE RELATIONS, FOLLOWING LAST YEAR'S DECISION TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES.

    THE TALKS WERE FOLLOWED BY A LUNCHEON AT THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING ATTENDED BY THE CABINET OF THE KENYA GOVERNMENT AND PRESIDENT KENYATTA. LATER, THE VICE-PRESIDENT WAS ACCOMPANIED TO THE STRANGERS' GALLERY OF PARLIAMENT TO SEE THE HOUSE IN SESSION, AND THE COLOURFUL POMP OF THE SPEAKER'S PROCESSION. THE FOLLOWING DAY, IN A SPEECH ON HIS DEPARTURE FOR TUNISIA, MR. HUMPHREY THANKED VICE-PRESIDENT MOI, AND TOLD THE ASSEMBLED CROWD: 'KENYA IS CLEARLY A COUNTRY THAT IS MOVING FORWARD.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WCVM0BD1EA9X0MTYLT8CL6WT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WCVM0BD1EA9X0MTYLT8CL6WT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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