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    POLICE IN KENYA ARE CONDUCTING A NATION-WIDE SEARCH FOR THREE AFRICANS BELIEVED RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF MR.

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    MR. PINTO'S CAR; POLICE; THE WIDOW CHILDREN; MISS KENYATTA, DAUGHTER OF THE PRESIDENT, PAYING A VISIT OF SYMPATHY; POLICE SEARCH AROUND FOR CARTRIDGE CASES; CAR DRIVEN AWAY.




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    Background: POLICE IN KENYA ARE CONDUCTING A NATION-WIDE SEARCH FOR THREE AFRICANS BELIEVED RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF MR. PIO DA GAMA PINTO, A KENYA PARLIAMENTARIAN AND THE ONLY ASIAN DETAINED DURING THE MAU MAU UPRISING. MR. PINTO WAS SHOT DEAD YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN HIS CAR OUTSIDE HIS HOE IN NAIROBI.

    NEIGHBOURS HEARD SHOTS FROM THE DIRECTION OF MR. PINTO'S HOUSE IN THE FASHIONABLE WESTLAND QUARTER OF NAIROBI JUST BEFORE THREE MEN WERE SEEN RUNNING FROM THE DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE. THE MEN ESCAPED IN A CAR. A CHILD OF MR. PINTO'S WHO HAD BEEN WITH HIM WAS FOUND UNHARMED ON THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR.

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA ON KENYA HAS DESCRIBED THE ASSASSINATION AS A SHOCKING CRIME, AND PROMISED THE GOVERNMENT WILL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BRING THE ASSASSINS TO JUSTICE. MR. PINTO, HE SAID, HAD BEEN ONE OF KENYA'S MOST CONSCIENTIOUS WORKERS FOR FREEDOM.

    MR. PINTO, AGED 38, WAS A GOAN BORN IN NAIROBI BUT EDUCATED IN BOMBAY, INDIA. IN 1954, WHEN HE WAS EDITOR OF AN INDIAN-OWNED NEWSPAPER IN NAIROBI, HE WAS DETAINED FOR THREE YEARS ON GENERAL SECURITY GROUNDS. FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS HE WAS UNDER RESTRICTION ORDERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZMCOGBQGBPPD5SVNPBSCBO4X
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZMCOGBQGBPPD5SVNPBSCBO4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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