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    MR MASINDE MULIRO, DEPUTY LEADER OF THE KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION, LAID AT KITALE A SYMBOLIC FOUNDATION-STONE MAY 5 FOR KADU'S PROPOSED NORTH-WESTERN REGION.

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    MR MASINDE MULIRO, DEPUTY LEADER OF THE KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION, LAID AT KITALE A SYMBOLIC FOUNDATION-STONE MAY 5 FOR KADU'S PROPOSED NORTH-WESTERN REGION. SIMILAR CEREMONIES WERE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE SOON IN THE REMAINING FIVE OF KADU'S PROPOSED REGIONS.

    MR MULIRO SAID THAT THE STONE - ACTUALLY MADE OF DRIED BRICKS - WAS THE FOUNDATION OF A REGIONAL ASSEMBLY WHICH WOULD HAVE EQUAL POWERS TO THE PRESENT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN NAIROBI. KNOWN AS THE "MAJIMBO" STONE, IT SYMBOLISES KADU'S POLICY OF REGIONALISM FOR KENYA. TO MARK THE CEREMONY THE DAUGHTER OF MR JOSHUA NYOMOLO, A KADU LEADER, WAS RENAMED MAJIMBO NYOMOLO.

    TRIBESMEN FROM MANY MILES AROUND ATTENDED THE CEREMONY. AT THE START THEY WERE SEARCHED BY POLICE - TWO WERE DETAINED FOR HAVING WEAPONS ON THEM - AND AT THE END, THEY DANCED FOR JOY.

    KITALE, IN NORTH-WEST KENYA, SOME 250 MILES FROM NAIROBI, THE CAPITAL, IS A KADU STRONGHOLD. AN OFFICIAL OF THE RIVAL KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION, WHICH WANTS A STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, SAID DURING THE WEEK-END THAT IF KADU LAID ITS REGIONAL FOUNDATION-STONE, KANU WOULD DECLARE A UNITARY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GAO8FKDKZ5W2BX8RE3XFSRIX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GAO8FKDKZ5W2BX8RE3XFSRIX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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