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    IN KENYA, THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING - WITH MR.JOMO KENYATTA PRESIDENT OF?

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    IN KENYA, THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING - WITH MR.JOMO KENYATTA PRESIDENT OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TAKING THE FIGHT INTO HIS OPPONENTS' TERRITORY.

    THIS IS AT ELDORET IN WESTERN KENYA - A WELL-KNOWN AREA FOR ITS STRONG SUPPORT OF KADU, THE KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION.HOWEVER MR.KENYATTA'S SUPPORTERS WERE OUT IN FORCE - SOME 3,000 OF THEM.

    "ONLY A FEW DAYS REMAIN BEFORE WE SEE THE END OF NEARLY 70 YEARS OF IMPERIALISM" HE TOLD THEM...POLLING IN KENYA'S GENERAL ELECTION, THE LAST BEFORE THE COUNTRY ACHIEVES INDEPENDENCE, BEGINS ON MAY 18.

    ACCOMPANYING HIM - MR.TOM MBOYA, THE GENERAL-SECRETARY OF KANU.NURSED TO A PITCH OF HAPPY ENTHUSIASM BY CHANTING AND DANCING, THE CROWD WERE TOLD BY MR.KENYATTA THAT IMPERIALISM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY OF KENYA'S TROUBLES..AND HE PROMISED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE IMPERIALISTS.HE ASSURED HIS AUDIENCE, HOWEVER, THAT KANU BORE NO GRUDGES AND WANTED ALL, WHITE OR BLACK, TO LIVE AS BROTHERS.SKILLED EUROPEANS WOULD BE NEEDED AFTER INDEPENDENCE "OF COURSE WE SHALL USE THEM; THEY MUST WORK FOR US, BUT THEY WILL NOT BE OUR MASTERS", HE SAID IN ENGLISH FOR THE BENEFIT OF VISITING JOURNALISTS.KANU HE DECLARED, STOOD FOR A UNITED KENYA AND ULTIMATELY A UNITED AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FXA3VSQFQNZO5VCK2I0KGRGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FXA3VSQFQNZO5VCK2I0KGRGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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