• Short Summary

    KENYA'S POLITICAL LEADERS WERE AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN NAIROBI ON THURSDAY TO HEAR BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR DUNCAN SANDYS, ANNOUNCE THE DETAILS OF THE COUNTRY'S NEW CONSTITUTION.

  • Description

    KENYA'S POLITICAL LEADERS WERE AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN NAIROBI ON THURSDAY TO HEAR BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR DUNCAN SANDYS, ANNOUNCE THE DETAILS OF THE COUNTRY'S NEW CONSTITUTION. IT PROVIDES FOR ELECTIONS FOR INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT TO TAKE PLACE BETWEEN MAY 18TH AND MAY 26TH. MR SANDYS TOLD PARTY LEADERS THAT THERE WOULD BE THREE SEPARATE ELECTIONS - FOR MEMBERSHIP OF REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES AND THE UPPER AND LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWING THE 5 1/2 HOUR MEETING WITH THE POLITICIANS, MR SANDYS SAID THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD DECIDED TO FORM A SEVENTH REGION FROM PART OF THE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT "WHICH IS ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY OCCUPIED BY SOMALI AND KINDRED PEOPLE." ALSO PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE WAS THE GOVERNOR OF KENYA, MR MALCOLM MACDONALD.

    TWO DAYS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE NEW SOMALI REGION DEMONSTRATORS IN HARGEISA, SOMALIA, RANSACKED BRITISH OFFICES AND DAMAGED THE BRITISH CONSULATE. THEY WERE PROTESTING AT THE DECISION WHICH REFUSES TO ALLOW THE REGION TO SECEDE FROM AN INDEPENDENT KENYA AND JOIN SOMALIA.

    BUT WHILE SOMALIS WERE PROTESTING, KENYA'S LEADING POLITICIANS WERE GIVING THE NEW CONSTITUTION THEIR BLESSING. MR JOMO KENYATTA, LEADER OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION AND MR RONAL NGALA, LEADER OF THE RIVAL KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION SAID THEY WERE "VERY HAPPY" WITH THE RESULT OF THEIR MEETING WITH MR SANDYS. MR KENYATTA AND KANU GENERAL SECRETARY, MR TOM MBOYA, ARE SCHEDULED TO ADDRESS A MASS MEETING AT KITALE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AND LOCAL POLICE HAVE BEEN PUT ON "STANDBY" TO DEAL WITH POSSIBLE DISORDERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4S6059GHFCIDWIB8NPLQO6ZVO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4S6059GHFCIDWIB8NPLQO6ZVO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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