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    President Jomo Kenyatta promised another general election later this year when he opened the final session of the Kenyan Parliament in Nairobi on Tuesday (12 March).

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    President Jomo Kenyatta promised another general election later this year when he opened the final session of the Kenyan Parliament in Nairobi on Tuesday (12 March).

    President Kenyatta told parliamentarians that the registration of voters would begin next and the date of the election later this year would then be fixed. It will be Kenya's third general election since independence in 1965.

    This parliamentary session will be the last before the election. President Kenyatta said there will, however, be no change in the electoral boundaries nor the size of the 170-seat Assembly. The President held power in both the 1963 and 1969 elections - the only two since independence.

    There was a festive air in Nairobi for the formal opening of the parliamentary session, with crowds lining the streets and traditional dancers performing outside the building. The President was met at Parliament House by the Speaker, Mr. Mati and Vice-President Daniel Arap Moi. Before moving inside, the President inspected a guard of honour.

    In the year of the last election in Kenya, Economic Planning and Development Minister, Tom Mboya was assassinated. In the months of unrest that followed the opposition party was banned and its leaders detained. In the election that followed Jomo Kenyatta was the only nomination for President and was re-elected.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KK3QYAY3II67IGLFPVZFM6AM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KK3QYAY3II67IGLFPVZFM6AM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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