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    MRS. NGINA KENYATTA, WIFE OF THE KENYAN PRESIDENT, MR. JOMO KENYATTA, ON WEDNESDAY PAID A?

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    1.
    SV MRS. KENYATTA INSPECTS GUARD OF HONOUR
    0.06

    2.
    SV BAND
    0.11

    3.
    BV ENTERING PRISON
    0.16

    4.
    SV MRS. KENYATTA TOWARDS
    0.22

    5.
    SV WOMEN PRISONERS DANCING.
    0.28

    6.
    SV PRESIDENT'S WIFE INSPECTING WORKROOMS
    0.35

    7.
    SV WOMEN WORKING
    0.41

    8.
    SV MRS. KENYATTA WATCHING WOMEN WORKING
    0.54

    9.
    SV PRISONERS CARRYING CHILDREN
    1.04

    10.
    SV PRISONERS DANCING
    1.13

    12.
    SV MRS. KENYATTA
    1.21

    13.
    CU SIGN BOARD SHOWING NUMBER OF PRISONERS, CONVICTIONS ETC.
    1.28

    14.
    SV & CU MRS. KENYATTA SIGNING VISITORS BOOK
    1.37

    15.
    SV & CU MRS. KENYATTA LOOKS AT EXHIBITS OF WORK BY PRISONERS
    1.58

    16.
    CU WOMAN OFFICIAL
    2.01

    17.
    SV CHILDREN IN NURSERY
    2.08

    18.
    SV MRS. KENYATTA WITH CHILDREN
    2.14

    18.
    SV WOMEN DANCING
    2.20

    19.
    WV MRS. KENYATTA WATCHES.
    2.25

    20.
    CU WOMEN DANCE
    2.30

    21.
    CU MRS. KENYATTA
    2.35



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    Background: MRS. NGINA KENYATTA, WIFE OF THE KENYAN PRESIDENT, MR. JOMO KENYATTA, ON WEDNESDAY PAID A VISIT TO THE CENTRAL WOMEN'S PRISON IN LANGATA, NEAR NAIROBI. MRS. KENYATTA WAS GUEST OF HONOUR DURING A "LADIES DAY" AT THE PRISON.

    MRS. KENYATTA WAS WELCOMED TO THE PRISON WITH A GUARD OF HONOUR AND A BRASS BAND. A GROUP OF PRISONERS PRODUCED A BRIEF DANCING TABLEAU FOR HER BENEFIT.

    THERE ARE 188 WOMEN PRISONERS AT LANGATA. THEY ARE GIVEN LIGHT INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT, AND MRS. KENYATTA WAS ABLE TO SEE SEVERAL OF THEM AT WORK.

    SHE WAS ALSO SHOWN THE PRISON HOSPITAL, AND MET SOME OF THE PATIENTS THERE.

    MANY OF THE WOMEN WERE USING PRISON SEWING MACHINES TO MAKE CLOTHES FOR THEIR CHILDREN, WHO ARE STAYING WITH THEIR MOTHERS IN THE PRISON. THEY CHILDREN HAVE THEIR OWN NURSERY WHERE THEY PLAY AND RECEIVE LESSONS.

    MRS. KENYATTA WAS SHOWN OVER THE PRISON BY KENYA'S COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR. A. SAIKWA. HE POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE GENERALLY SOME INITIAL PROBLEMS OF ADJUSTMENT, BUT MOST OF THE WOMEN EVENTUALLY FOUND LIFE "BEHIND BARS" TOLERABLE.

    MRS. KENYATTA SAID SHE WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY WHAT SHE HAD SEEN DURING HER TOUR. SHE SAID SHE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE WOMEN WERE RECEIVING GOOD TRAINING FOR THE FARMS AND HOMES THEY WOULD RETURN TO WHEN THEIR SENTENCES WERE SERVED.

    ONE SIDELIGHT OF THE VISIT: SEVEN WOMEN DUE FOR RELEASE THE DAY OF MRS. KENYATTA'S VISIT PLEADED WITH THE COMMISSIONER TO BE ALLOWED TO STAY ONE MORE DAY - SO THEY COULD SEE THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE THEMSELVES. THE COMMISSIONER - RELUCTANTLY 0 TOLD THEM THAT IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL TO KEEP THEM LONGER THAT THEIR PRESCRIBED TERMS, AND RELEASED THEM AS SCHEDULED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA598JUKN1Z7O7B45Z7YDK3EFK3
    Media URN:
    VLVA598JUKN1Z7O7B45Z7YDK3EFK3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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