• Short Summary

    At noon today Sir Geoffrey de Freitas said goodbye to the Governor General of Kenya, Mr.

  • Description

    1.
    Sir Geoffrey and MacDonald leave the french door at State House leading onto lawn.


    2.
    Above joined by Lady de F. and MacD. toasts the pair before walking across lawns to join party.


    3.
    Various shots of Sir Geoffrey talking to guests.


    4.
    CU Sir G.


    5.
    CU MacD.


    6.
    Sir G. talks to Pan African Koinage.


    8.
    Sir G. talking to Kenya Army officers.


    9.
    Various shots of above.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At noon today Sir Geoffrey de Freitas said goodbye to the Governor General of Kenya, Mr. Malcolm MacDonald (son of Ramsay MacDonald-former Prime Minister of Great Britain.) Sir Geoffrey who has been filling the post of British High Commissioner in Kenya for the period since Kenya became independent last December, will be contesting a Labour seat in the forthcoming general elections in Britain. At the garden party which was held in his honour by the Gov. General Sir Geoffrey said that he had enjoyed working in Kenya but was returning to England for the above mentioned reason. He resigned his post because the federation of East Africa in his mind was not a reality at the moment and he could not see it materialising for some considerable time, and in the first place he had accepted the post on the understanding that he would be the H.C. for the East African Federation. He and Lady de Freitas leave for London tomorrow morning after holding a press conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77RK5W4ZZY8D9APFGVGFG23ZH
    Media URN:
    VLVA77RK5W4ZZY8D9APFGVGFG23ZH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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