• Short Summary

    A HUGE COLOURFUL CROWD GATHERED IN KAJIADO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AND IT WAS A BIG OCCASION.?

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    A HUGE COLOURFUL CROWD GATHERED IN KAJIADO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AND IT WAS A BIG OCCASION. FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT -- THE MASAI -- IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT MR KENYATTA HAD VISITED THEM SINCE HE BECAME PRIME MINISTER.

    MR KENYATTA WAS INTRODUCED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KAJIADO COUNTY COUNCIL, WHO OUTLINED THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY IN THE EDUCATION FIELD. THEN MR KENYATTA TOOK HIS PLACE AT THE MICROPHONE WITH A MASAI INTERPRETER STANDING BESIDE HIM.

    HE ASSURED THE MASAI THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS INTERESTED IN HELPING THEM. BUT IN RETURN HE WANTED THE MASAI TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT. HE PROMISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ERECT A SECONDARY SCHOOL AT KAJIADO. AND HE SAID, HE'D GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS THAT A HOSPITAL SHOULD BE BUILT THERE TOO, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    MR KENYATTA ALSO ASKED THE MASAI TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE TOURISTS. HE POINTED OUT THAT THE MASAI GAME RESERVES BROUGHT A LOT OF MONEY INTO THE COUNTRY.

    THEN A LOCAL MASAI CHIEF PRESENTED THE PRIME MINISTER WITH MONKEY SKIN, THE ROBE OF A MASAI ELDER. MR KENYATTA WAS OBVIOUSLY DELIGHTED BY THE GIFT AND PUT IT ON TO SHOW THE CROWD. AND FROM A MASAI WOMAN CAME MORE GIFTS: A SHIELD AND A SPEAR.

    MR KENYATTA GAVE THE SPEAR AN EXPERT FLOURISH AND THEN, WEARING THE CEREMONIAL MONKEY SKIN, LEFT THE PLATFORM TO MEET THE MASAI AND SEE SOMETHING OF KAJIADO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22WUM57ZR7E2YCRDTDCQNF26
    Media URN:
    VLVA22WUM57ZR7E2YCRDTDCQNF26
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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