• Short Summary

    THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN KENYA WAS THE OCCASION OCT 20 FOR A LABOUR DAY RALLY, ADDRESSED BY JOMO KENYATTA AND TOM MBOYA AT THE AFRICAN STADIUM, NAIROBI.

  • Description

    THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN KENYA WAS THE OCCASION OCT 20 FOR A LABOUR DAY RALLY, ADDRESSED BY JOMO KENYATTA AND TOM MBOYA AT THE AFRICAN STADIUM, NAIROBI.

    LABOUR LEADERS HAD COME FROM ALL OVER THE AFRICAN CONTINENT. PLACARDS CARRIED IDENTIFIED THE KFL FIGHT FOR BREAD AND BUTTER (E AFRICAN TOBACCO COMPANY). ALSO REPRESENTED AND IDENTIFIED BY SYMBOLS WERE BREWERIES AND SUGAR CANE FACTORIES.

    THE MEETING WAS BOYCOTTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PARTY KADU WITH RONALD NGALA ITS LEADER SAVING THAT MBOYA INTENDED THAT THIS SHOULD BE POLITICAL AND NOT A LABOUR RALLY.

    WHEN KENYATTA IN HIS SPEECH TO THE FIFTEEN THOUSAND DELEGATES ASKED WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LACK OF POLITICAL UNITY IN KENYA, AND DECLINED TO NAME A NAME, THE CROWD AS ONE SUPPLIED THE NAME FOR HIM, CHANTING NGALA, NGALA.

    IT IS FELT THAT KENYATTA IS BECOMING MORE IDENTIFIABLE WITH THE KENYA NATIONAL UNION OF WHICH HE SAID -"I HAVE HEARD YOUR VIEWS, I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN".

    DURING THE MEETING KENYATTA CALLED FOR A TRIBUTE FOR ALL WHO DIED DURING THE MAU MAU EMERGENCY. A PIN COULD HAVE BEEN HEARD TO DROP DURING THE MINUTE SILENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NOSSEZJS1RH0CEADNX1PLSQD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NOSSEZJS1RH0CEADNX1PLSQD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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