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.
CU ZOOM IN Selassie introduced by Kenyatta
CU Nimeiry waving to crowd
CU Amin waving to crowd
CU Aga Khan
SCU Kenyatta shouting Harambee
GV ZOOM IN Floats in procession (2 shots)
SCU PAN Kaine on float
GV Various floats past in parade (2 shots)
GV PAN Steam train float TO diesel engine float
MV Threshing Machine
GV Agricultural float
GV Troops on camels
SCU PAN Pipe Band
CU TILT UP Dairy float followed by national parks float (2 shots)
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Background: 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.