• Short Summary

    COLOURFUL CEREMONIES IN NAIROBI, CAPITAL OF KENYA, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MARKED THE FIRST STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.

  • Description

    COLOURFUL CEREMONIES IN NAIROBI, CAPITAL OF KENYA, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MARKED THE FIRST STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. SINCE THE COUNTRY BECAME A REPUBLIC. KENYAN DANCERS AND THE APPEARANCE OF PRESIDENT KENYATTA IN NEW REGALIA ADDED TO THE GLITTER AND PAGEANTRY OF THE OPENING, WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE INAUGURATION OF A NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING.

    PRESIDENT KENYATTA'S AUDIENCE INCLUDED PRESIDENT NYERERE OF TANZANIA, THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAWI, DR BANDA, AND MR. CUTHBERT OEWANGOR, THE JUSTICE MINISTER OF UGANDA, REPRESENTING HIS PRIME MINISTER, DR. OBOTE. ANOTHER GUEST WAS MR. MALCOLM MACDONALD, RECENTLY APPOINTED AS BRITAIN'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA.

    MUCH OF THE SPLENDOUR OF THE OPENING OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT APPLIED TO THE KENYAN CEREMONY, WITH COLOURFUL NATIONAL ADDITIONS. PRESIDENT KENYATTA'S NEW REGALIA FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS INCLUDED A LEOPARD SKIN HAT AND A ROBE OF MONKEY AND LEOPARD SKINS.

    THE NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDING IS AN EXTENSION OF THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES TO ENABLE THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE TO BE ACCOMMODATED UNDER THE ONE ROOF. THE BUILDING IS NOW TWICE AS BIG AS BEFORE.

    IN HIS SPEECH AT THE STATE OPENING. PRESIDENT KENYATTA SAID THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT SUBMIT LEGISLATION ON KENYA AS ONE-PARTY STATE. HE SAID: " IN OTHER INDEPENDENT STATES OF AFRICA THERE EXIST A NUMBER OF OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERIMENTS OR PRACTICES. WE SHALL CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE DEVELOPMENTS WITH BROTHERLY INTEREST AND GOODWILL" PRESIDENT KENYATTA SAID HIS COUNTRY HAD NO NEED TO COPY ALIEN IDEAS. KENYA'S CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE, HE ADDED, WAS ROOTED IN HER AFRICAN TRADITIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6E5D71S7894NK4H22S9GQHTSK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6E5D71S7894NK4H22S9GQHTSK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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