• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH THE OFFICIAL CELEBRATIONS IN NAIROBI NEXT THURSDAY (INDEPENDENCE DAY), ARE EXPECTED TO BE THE MOST SPECTACULAR EVER SEEN IN AFRICA - NOT ALL THE CELEBRATIONS ARE ON THAT LAVISH SCALE.

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    ALTHOUGH THE OFFICIAL CELEBRATIONS IN NAIROBI NEXT THURSDAY (INDEPENDENCE DAY), ARE EXPECTED TO BE THE MOST SPECTACULAR EVER SEEN IN AFRICA - NOT ALL THE CELEBRATIONS ARE ON THAT LAVISH SCALE.AT THIS CHILDREN'S HOME, IN THE KENYA CAPITAL, THEY CELEBRATED THE FORTHCOMING, JOYOUS EVENTS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), WITH A PROGRAMMED OF SINGING AND DANCING.THEIR DISTINGUISHED VISITOR FOR THE OCCASION -THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, DR.MUNGAI.

    ELSEWHERE IN KENYA, PREPARATIONS FOR THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS ARE WELL ADVANCED.SPORTING EVENTS, AND ESPECIALLY FOOTBALL MATCHES, ARE BEING ARRANGED.IN MANY UP COUNTRY VILLAGES THEY ARE PREPARING THE SLAUGHTER OF SHEEP AND CATTLE ON A GRAND SCALE TO PROVIDE FOR THE DAYS OF FEASTING AND DANCING THAT LIFE AHEAD.

    IN NAIROBI ITSELF, STREETS ARE GAY WITH BUNTING, FEATURING THE COLOURS OF THE NEW KENYAN FLAG - RED, BLACK, GREEN AND WHITE.THE CITY'S MAIN AVENUE - FORMERLY NAMED AFTER KENYA'S MOST FAMOUS PIONEER, LORD DELAWARE - HAS BEEN RENAMED KENYATTA AVENUE.DISTINGUISHED GUESTS FROM MANY COUNTRIES ARE ALREADY ARRIVING, INCLUDING SIR GEOFFREY DE FREITAS, WHO IS TO BE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5HFWVYWRSZV450VYQ2Z7OMEDB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HFWVYWRSZV450VYQ2Z7OMEDB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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