• Short Summary

    President Jomo Kenyatta attended a pageant of Kenya's major industrial and agricultural organisations in Nairobi's Uhuru Park on Tuesday (December 11th)- part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of independence from British colonial rule.

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    President Jomo Kenyatta attended a pageant of Kenya's major industrial and agricultural organisations in Nairobi's Uhuru Park on Tuesday (December 11th)- part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of independence from British colonial rule. He was accompanied by President Jafaar El-Nimery of Sudan, President Amin of Uganda, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Aga Khan.

    The floats in the pageant represented Kenyan industrial and agricultural organisations. One float was sent by the Kenya National Parks. On another the great middle-distance runner, Kip Keino, could be seen. Many were carrying the slogan which has been the theme for the week's celebrations -- '10 Great Years'. At the rear of the procession were traditional dancers and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots regiment from the United Kingdom. President Kenyatta led the crowd in repeated cries of the country's national slogan, 'Harambee' -- 'Lets Pull Together'.

    President Kenyatta has been President of Kenya since Independence was gained in 1963. During the past decade Kenya has become one of Africa's most economically successful nations with exports worth around GPB 100 million (250 million dollars) a year. On Wednesday President Kenyatta said the proudest achievement of then years of Kenya's self-government had been to uphold the rule of law.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YL3B30I0EYRPLTHF33JH5KL9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YL3B30I0EYRPLTHF33JH5KL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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