• Short Summary

    KENYA'S NATIONAL TEA WEEK OPENED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER) WITH THE FINALS OF THE TEA-DRINKING CONTEST.

  • Description

    KENYA'S NATIONAL TEA WEEK OPENED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER) WITH THE FINALS OF THE TEA-DRINKING CONTEST. HEAT-WINNERS FROM ALL OVER KENYA GATHERED IN NAIROBI TO DECIDE WHO WAS TO BECOME THE 'CHAMPION TEA DRINKER OF KENYA'.

    A CROWD OF MANY THOUSANDS IN THE NATIONAL STADIUM SHOWED GREAT EXCITEMENT WHEN THE TEA WAGON BROUGHT ON THE URNS OF HOT TEA. AN URN WITH 6 CUPS WAS PLACED BY EACH FINALIST'S TABLE AND THE COMPETITION WAS TO SEE WHO COULD DRINK THE MOST CUPS OF TEA IN 10 MINUTES. ALL DRANK THE FIRST DOZEN CUPS EASILY, THEN MOST SLOWED DOWN.

    AFTER 5 MINUTES, THE HALF-WAY MARK, 20-YEAR-OLD JUMA MOOLA HAD CONSUMED 21 CUPS; RUNNER-UP WAS THE FORMER CHAMPION, 68-YEAR-OLD GACHERA MAINA WITH 17 TO HIS CREDIT.

    JUMA MOOLA HAD TO UNBUTTON HIS TROUSERS TO ALLOW HIS STOMACH TO EXPAND WHEN HE HAD BEEN DRINKING FOR 8 MINUTES BUT HE WENT ON TO WIN. KENYA'S TEA PRINCESS AWARDED HIM THE TROPHY AND GBP25 FOR DRINKING 39 CUPS OF TEA, SECOND FOR GBP15 WAS GACHERA MAINA WITH 25 AND THIRD FOR GBP10 WAS CHUCHUNA WITH 22.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5OVC9OHL9FM7VZALDQEGOLXUE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OVC9OHL9FM7VZALDQEGOLXUE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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