• Short Summary

    Kenya's former Vice President, Mr Oginga Odinga, who broke with President Kenyatta nine years ago, joined mourners on Friday (25 August) to pay homage to the dead leader in Nairobi.

  • Description

    Kenya's former Vice President, Mr Oginga Odinga, who broke with President Kenyatta nine years ago, joined mourners on Friday (25 August) to pay homage to the dead leader in Nairobi. Mr Odinga's gesture is seen as a sign of the unity that has marked the mourning ceremonies. Mr Odinga, a powerful voice within the two million-strong Luo community, was detained on President Kenyatta's orders in 1969 after he broke with the ruling Kenya African National Unity Party. Mr Odinga sought to form a rival political party. He and the President, once close allies, were driven into opposing camps. However, after paying homage to the dead President, Mr Odinga said that although they had great difference, he and Jomo Kenyatta believed in the same goal -- nationalism. Later Brian Barron asked Mr Odinga about his Presidential ambitions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30XOEQYIUET09Y8SXV7LTH6T2
    Media URN:
    VLVA30XOEQYIUET09Y8SXV7LTH6T2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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