• Short Summary

    President Jomo Kenyatta has formally opened the new session of Kenya's Parliament.

    Speaking to the assembly?

  • Description

    President Jomo Kenyatta has formally opened the new session of Kenya's Parliament.

    Speaking to the assembly on Tuesday (21 March) the President described the All-Africa Trade Fair held in Nairobi earlier this month as a turning point in the whole economic history of African. He said its main achievement had been to place emphasis on the untapped possibilities for economic cooperation within Africa.

    Before the formal ceremony began, hundreds of Kenyans watched as President Kenyatta inspected a guard of honour in the grounds of Parliament House.

    SYNOPSIS: A motor-cycle escort for Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta as he arrived at Parliament House in Nairobi on Tuesday to formally open the new session of Parliament.

    Vice-President Moi was among senior government members waiting to greet the President.

    Also on hand were hundreds of Kenyans who crowded around Parliament House to enjoy the ceremonies that accompany this annual event.

    The ceremonies begin with Kenya's National Anthem.

    Before entering Parliament House, President Kenyatta inspected a smartly-turned out guard of honour.

    The State Opening of Parliament provides an opportunity for President Kenyatta to provide his government with a summary of legislation to be examined during the annual session. As in similar functions in many other parts of the world, the opening is accompanied by considerable pomp and ceremony.

    Nevertheless, the President's speech is always considered a statement of Government policy.

    A fanfare greeted the President as he entered Parliament.

    During his speech, President Kenyatta was to describe the recent All-Africa Trade Fair in Nairobi as a turning point in the economic history of Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GVR7WGEKACTEDKRBW10E6535
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GVR7WGEKACTEDKRBW10E6535
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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