• Short Summary

    In Nairobi on Monday (18 October) thousands of Kenyan army men, and their Commander -- Major-General J.

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    In Nairobi on Monday (18 October) thousands of Kenyan army men, and their Commander -- Major-General J.K. Mulinge -- gave a pint of blood as one of the events of the week in which Kenyatta Day is celebrated.

    Kenyatta Day is a public holiday on the 20th of October, marking the 19th anniversary of the day when Jomo Kenyatta was arrested by the British Government.

    He was finally released from detention in 1961, and became Kenya's first President after Independence, 1963.

    SYNOPSIS: Many thousand of Kenyans have been donating blood during Kenyatta Week. In Nairobi on Monday thousands of Kenyan army men donated a pint of blood -- to save the lives of their fellow-citizens -- ked by their Commander, Major-General J.K. Mulinge.

    Also making a contribution on behalf of the Government where the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Mr. J.G. Kiereini.....

    Under-Secretary P.G. Gitonga, and a number of other officers and men of army.

    Kenyatta Day, a public holiday, is celebrated in Kenya on Wednesday the 20th October -- the 19th anniversary of the day when Jomo Kenyatta, together with a number of colleagues in the leadership of the Kenya African Union, was arrested by the British colonial Government.

    He was finally released from detention in 1961, and became Kenya's first President after Independence in 1963.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56OQS4TQ02ZV3142IMLBCDS74
    Media URN:
    VLVA56OQS4TQ02ZV3142IMLBCDS74
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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