• Short Summary

    KENYA'S FIRST OFFICIAL POPULATION CENSUS SINCE THE COUNTRY ATTAINED INDEPENDENCE, INVOLVING THOUSANDS OF OFFICIALS, STARTED YESTERDAY (25 AUGUST).

  • Description

    KENYA'S FIRST OFFICIAL POPULATION CENSUS SINCE THE COUNTRY ATTAINED INDEPENDENCE, INVOLVING THOUSANDS OF OFFICIALS, STARTED YESTERDAY (25 AUGUST).

    THE CENSUS, WHICH GOES ON UNTIL 31 AUGUST, WILL CLEAR THE WAY FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS IN KENYA, AND GIVE THE GOVERNMENT STATISTICS THAT WILL PROVIDE A FIRM BASIS FOR ITS ECONOMIC PLANNING.

    THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY TWO PREVIOUS CENSUSES IN KENYA -- BOTH BEFORE THE ATTAINMENT OF INDEPENDENCE -- BUT THIS ONE PROMISED TO BE THE MOST THOROUGH. AT THE LAST COUNT THERE WERE REPORTED TO BE 8,600,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE COUNTRY, BUT IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE CURRENT CENSUS WILL REVEAL THAT THERE ARE NOW 10,000,000.

    AN ARMY OF 40,000 CIVIL SERVANTS IS VISITING EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTRY, FROM PALATIAL MANSION TO HUMBLE HUT, BY EVERY MEANS; CAR, JEEP, BUS, CANDE, BICYCLE. MEMBERS OF ITINERANT TRIBES -- SUCH AS THE MASAI -- ARE ALSO BEING VISITED BY CENSUS TAKERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4TKQVIQ3CIFZRHRQQOHU3QZMG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TKQVIQ3CIFZRHRQQOHU3QZMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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