• Short Summary

    TRIBAL AND POLITICAL FERVOUR COMBINED IN KENYA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BRINGING VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED TO THE GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN - A WEEK BEFORE VOTING STARTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL LEAD THE COUNTRY INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT.

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    TRIBAL AND POLITICAL FERVOUR COMBINED IN KENYA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BRINGING VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED TO THE GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN - A WEEK BEFORE VOTING STARTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL LEAD THE COUNTRY INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT.

    MOST VIOLENT OF THREE CLASHES AMONG RIVAL SUPPORTERS AND POLICE WAS AT KANGUNDO, SOME 40 MILES FROM THE CAPITAL, NAIROBI, AND HOMETOWN AND STRONGHOLD OF MR.PAUL NGEI, LEADER OF THE BREAKAWAY AFRICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY.FIFTY PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.THE A.P.P.IS SUPPORTED MAINLY BY THE WAKAMBA TRIBE WHO LEFT THE KIKUYU-DOMINATED KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL PARTY OF MR.JOMO KENYATTA.

    WHEN MR.KENYATTA GAVE NOTICE TO HOLD THE MEETING AT KANGUNDO, THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, BRIGADIER P.M.HUGHES, CANCELLED THE RALLY "IN THE INTEREST OF SECURITY." BUT HE WAS OVERRULED BY THE ACTING-GOVERNOR, SIR ERIC GRIFFITH-JONES.

    GENERAL SERVICE UNITS - COMMANDO-STYLE MEMBERS OF THE KENYA POLICE FORCE WERE MOVED INTO THE AREA - AND WERE SOON IN ACTION.AT TALA MARKET, NEAR KANGUNDO, A.P.P.MEMBERS DECIDED TO HOLD THEIR OWN MEETING.KANU SUPPORTERS WERE BROUGHT INTO KANGUNDO BY THE LORRY LOAD - ONLY TO FIND SHOUTING, JEERING A.P.P.MEMBERS WAITING FOR THEM.POLICE WARNED THAT A MEETING WAS TAKING PLACE BUT WHEN THE DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUED, A BUGLE WAS SOUNDED, A SHOT FIRED IN THE AIR AND THE POLICE CHARGED.AMONG TRIBESMEN ARRESTED WAS ONE MAN ARMED WITH A BOW AND ARROW TIPPED WITH POISON WHICH A POLICE OFFICER SAID COULD KILL A MAN IN 10 SECONDS.ONE OF THE INJURED AFRICANS HAD AN EAR CUT OFF WITH A PANGA.

    BACK AT TALA MARKET A KANU VAN STRAYED OFF COURSE AND WAS WRECKED BY WAKAMBA TRIBESMEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35JGD64GDF0VIO664U8E2MHBO
    Media URN:
    VLVA35JGD64GDF0VIO664U8E2MHBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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