Miss Margaret Kenyatta, a daughter of President Kenyatta, was re-elected to a second term of office as Mayor of Nairobi yesterday (Wednesday).
GV EXT. Nairobi Town Hall.
SCU PAN INT Mace bearer precedes new Mayor.
SV & CU Officials watch as Mayor receives Chain of Office and takes oath. (4 shots)
CU Official watches as Mayor signs document and has it witnessed.
CU Deputy Mayor receiving Chain of Office.
Initials VS/18.40 VS/18.46
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Miss Margaret Kenyatta, a daughter of President Kenyatta, was re-elected to a second term of office as Mayor of Nairobi yesterday (Wednesday).
In a report at the end of her first term of office, Miss Kenyatta said that unemployment was the city's greatest problem. And in her re-election address she outlined other problems in the growing capital -- the shortage of housing, illegal shanties, and the need for improved education and health services.
SYNOPSIS: A second term of office at Nairobi Town Hall for the Mayor, Miss Margaret Kenyatta. A daughter of the Kenyan President, Miss Kenyatta was re-elected to her post on Wednesday.
In her report on her first term of office, Miss Kenyatta told of the increasing problems confronting the expanding capital. Unemployment was probably the greatest. Unless action is taken now, she predicated that one million could be looking for city jobs by the turn of the century. There was already great pressure on housing, too. About a hundred-and-sixty-thousand people -- nearly a third of the population -- currently live in unsatisfactory conditions.
After being officially sworn in, Miss Kenyatta said that the city authorities must take action in tackling the housing shortage, illegal shanties, improving education and health services.
Councillor Ngumba was elected Deputy-Mayor. He called for redoubled efforts to overcome shortages of resources and qualified personnel to improve living conditions in the capital.