• Short Summary

    SEVENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA RETURNED TO NAIROBI FROM A COASTAL HOLIDAY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AND ISSUED A FIGHTING CHALLENGE TO PROVE HIS FITNESS.

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    SEVENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA RETURNED TO NAIROBI FROM A COASTAL HOLIDAY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AND ISSUED A FIGHTING CHALLENGE TO PROVE HIS FITNESS. BEFORE A CROWD OF ABOUT 40,000 HE DENIED RUMOURS THAT HIS HEALTH WAS FAILING AND SHOUTED: " IF ANY OF YOU DOUBT NY FITNESS COME UP HERE AND FIGHT ME. YOU WILL THEN SEE WHO KNOCKS DOWN WHO."
    THE CROWD MET HIM AFTER HIS HOLIDAY OF NEARLY SIX WEEKS WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST YET SEEN AT NAIROBI STATION. ALSO AT THE STATION WERE MRS. KENYATTA, ALL THE MEMBERS OF PRESIDENT KENYATTA'S CABINET AND A GUARD OF HONOUR WHICH HE INSPECTED BEFORE DRIVING OFF TO STATE HOUSE.

    RUMOURS OF HIS ILL HEALTH STARTED LAST MONTH, AND HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, DR. NJOROGE MUNGAI, WHO IS ALSO MINISTER OF DEFENCE, ANNOUNCED THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM A MILD INDISPOSITION AND HAD BEEN ORDERED TO REST. DR. MUNGAI TRAVELS WITH THE PRESIDENT WHEREVER HE GOES.

    LAST MONTH PRESIDENT KENYATTA STOOD UP IN FRONT OF A POLITICAL RALLY AND CALLED ON THE CROWD TO SEE HOW WELL HE LOOKED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MA0QSU2K3ZYCIT64ABAXIZQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MA0QSU2K3ZYCIT64ABAXIZQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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