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    A crowd of about 20,000 Kikuyu met at Nyeri, Kenya, May 28, to hear a group of politicians - mostly Kikuyu members of the new Legislative Council - ask them not to participate in oath-taking ceremonies.

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    A crowd of about 20,000 Kikuyu met at Nyeri, Kenya, May 28, to hear a group of politicians - mostly Kikuyu members of the new Legislative Council - ask them not to participate in oath-taking ceremonies. These are reported on the increase in certain parts of the country.

    Among the speakers was Mr. Chokwe, a Mombasa official of the Kenya African National Union, and Mr. Odinga, vice-president of KANU.

    The ceremonies are described as being similar to the oathing sessions at the height of the Mau Mau emergency. It has been disclosed by the police (says our cameraman) that the largest ever oathing ceremony took place recently in the Nyeri area. This is about 80 miles north of Nairobi, and 1,000 people are known to have taken oaths. Mainly, these state their determination to kill European settlers or drive them out of the country, maim cattle, steal guns, and to form a strong force.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QUJWY9OC6JN6197FX1T13X0R
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QUJWY9OC6JN6197FX1T13X0R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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