In Kenya, thousands of people took part in a sponsored walk to help celebrate 'World Environment Day'.
GV: people arriving in park in Nairobi.
GV: Kenya police band playing as crowds gather (4 shots)
SV: Minister for Water Development Doctor Julius Kiano speaking to crowd (2 shots)
GV: Kenya police band leading walkers as they leave park.
GV: walkers along road outside Nairobi.
KIANO: "The Kenya Freedom from Hunger Council has continued to emphasise and finance water projects. Celebrating the World Environment Day on the 'Water is Life' walk is a well-thought idea".
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Background: In Kenya, thousands of people took part in a sponsored walk to help celebrate 'World Environment Day'. They raised more than GBP21,000 sterling (38,000 U.S. dollars) for water development projects.
SYNOPSIS: 10,000 people arrived at a Nairobi park to join the 'Water for Life' walk. Many enthusiasts turned up the night before to make sure of an early start -- and the Kenyan police Band was there to signal the start of the proceedings.
The Kenyan Minister for Water Development, Doctor Julius Kiano, delivered a message of welcome from President Jomo Kenyatta.
The walkers then set off on the first lap of the 15-and-a-half mile (25 kilometres) course. Kenya is carrying out a number of major water projects. The biggest man-made lake in East Africa is now being created south of Mount Kenya.
The Tana River Development will eventually provide irrigation and electricity, as well as boating and fishing facilities. The first stage will be completed by 1981.