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    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA YESTERDAY (11 JUNE) PRESIDED OVER A TOP LEVEL MEETING OF HIS PARTY EXECUTIVES AT STATE HOUSE IN NAIROBI.

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    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA YESTERDAY (11 JUNE) PRESIDED OVER A TOP LEVEL MEETING OF HIS PARTY EXECUTIVES AT STATE HOUSE IN NAIROBI. THEY REVIEWED THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PARTY AND ORGANIZATION AND DECIDED TO HOLD WEEKLY MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE FORTHCOMING GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    EARLIER THIS MONTH PRESIDENT KENYATTA PLEDGED THAT A GENERAL ELECTION WOULD BE HELD WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR. IT WILL BE THE FIRST SINCE BEFORE INDEPENDENCE IN 1963. ALTHOUGH ELECTIONS WERE DUE LAST YEAR IT WAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE THEM FOR TWO YEARS.

    PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS TALK OF A SNAP ELECTION BY JUNE, BUT MR. KENYATTA'S PARTY, THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION, DECIDED TO INSTITUTE A PRIMARY SYSTEM OF ELECTIONS TO CHOOSE CANDIDATES FOR ALL PARTIES BY POPULAR VOTE BEFORE THE FULL GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    LEGISLATION TO ALLOW THIS STILL HAS TO BE PASSED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, WHOSE PRESENT SESSION IS NOT DUE TO END UNTIL AUGUST.

    MR. KENYATTA HAS SAID THAT THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS WILL CUT OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF MANIPULATION AND INTRIGUE WITHIN ANY PARTY AIMED AT GIVING SEATS OF MEN OF WEALTH OR TO RELATIVES OF PARTY OFFICIALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UCG3A3MVM3Z7XLW962VA84I4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UCG3A3MVM3Z7XLW962VA84I4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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