• Short Summary

    PARTY RALLIES - A WEEKLY FEATURE OF THE KENYA POLITICAL SCENE - TOOK ON A NEW SIGNIFICANCE THIS WEEKEND AS THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL BRING INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT TO THE COLONY GOT UNDERWAY.

  • Description

    PARTY RALLIES - A WEEKLY FEATURE OF THE KENYA POLITICAL SCENE - TOOK ON A NEW SIGNIFICANCE THIS WEEKEND AS THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL BRING INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT TO THE COLONY GOT UNDERWAY. FIRST BLOW OF CAMPAIGN WAS STRUCK YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BY THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION, THE PARTY OF MR. JOMO KENYATTA. WHILE KANU'S GENERAL SECRETARY, MR. TOM MBOYA, WAS ADDRESSING A CROWD OF 10,000 AT MACHAKOS, 50 MILES FROM NAIROBI, A CITY NEWSPAPER CARRIED A 3,000 WORD STATEMENT FROM THE PARTY OFFERING "VIGOROUS LEADERSHIP" IN RETURN FOR THE PEOPLE'S CONTRIBUTION OF "HARD WORK AND STILL MORE HARD WORK."
    DURING THE MACHAKOS MEETING, MR. MBOYA URGED SUPPORT FOR KANU IN THE ELECTIONS WHICH ARE BEING HELD IN THREE PHASES OVER NINE DAYS BETWEEN MAY 18 AND 26. MACHAKOS IS THE CENTRE OF THE AREA OCCUPIED BY THE WAKAMBA TRIBE - NOTED FOR ITS DANCING - AND ITS SUPPORT OF THE RIVAL AFRICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY OR MR. PAUL NGEI. BUT THE MEETING PASSED OFF WITHOUT INCIDENT.

    MR. MBOYA TOLD HIS ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE THAT IF BRITAIN GRANTED INDEPENDENCE TO A WHITE SETTLER-DOMINATED SOUTHERN RHODESIA, THEN KENYA WOULD LEAVE THE COMMONWEALTH WHEN SHE BECAME INDEPENDENT. HE SAID KANU WOULD ASK TANGANYIKA AND UGANDA TO TAKE A SIMILAR LINE. HE ALSO DEMANDED THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MR. JOSHUA NKOMO, THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN LEADER. EARLIER KANU ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION OF CLOSING THE PORTUGUESE AND SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATES IN NAIROBI IF IT WINS THE ELECTION. BRITAIN'S CONTINUED PERMISSION TO THESE COUNTRIES TO MAINTAIN OFFICES IN NAIROBI WAS "AN INSULT TO THE PEOPLE OF KENYA," THE PARTY DECLARED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4JSPNNB634DZM4JQQEENTOW6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JSPNNB634DZM4JQQEENTOW6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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