• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE KEPT STRICT CONTROL OVER A CROWD OF ABOUT 300 OUTSIDE NAIROBI'S LAW COURTS, AS THE PRELIMINARY HEARING OF CHARGES AGAINST NAHASHON ISAAC NJENGA NJOROGE, ACCUSED OF THE MURDER OF MR.

  • Description

    RIOT POLICE KEPT STRICT CONTROL OVER A CROWD OF ABOUT 300 OUTSIDE NAIROBI'S LAW COURTS, AS THE PRELIMINARY HEARING OF CHARGES AGAINST NAHASHON ISAAC NJENGA NJOROGE, ACCUSED OF THE MURDER OF MR. TOM MBOYA ON JULY 5, OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    POLICE SMUGGLED NJOROGE INTO THE COURT BEFORE DAWN. INSIDE THE BUILDING, STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE ALSO IN FORCE. SPECTATORS AT THE HEARING, INCLUDING JOURNALISTS, WERE SEARCHED FOR WEAPONS BEFORE BEING ALLOWED INTO THE COURTROOM.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY'S HEARING, NJOROGE WAS TAKEN, HEAVILY GUARDED, TO A REMAND PRISON CENTRE NEAR NAIROBI.

    RIOT WAGONS STOOD BY, THERE WAS NO RECURRENCE OF THE TRIBAL TENSIONS WHICH ERUPTED AT THE FUNERAL OF MR. MBOYA, KENYA'S FORMER ECONOMICS MINISTER.

    THE PRELIMINARY HEARING IS EXPECTED TO LAST AT LEAST UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY. DURING THE FIRST DAY, EVIDENCE WAS GIVEN BY A WITNESS WHO SAW MR. MBOYA COLLAPSE AFTER SHOTS WERE FIRED.

    POLICE PRODUCED A .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER WHICH, CHIEF INSPECTOR JAMES MICHAEL ROWE TOLD THE COURT, HAD BEEN HANDED TO HIM WRAPPED IN A HANDKERCHIEF WHICH ALSO CONTAINED AN ENVELOPE BEARING THE NAME OF THE ACCUSED.

    DR. RAFIQUE CHAUDRHI, A SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER WITH THE KENYA MINISTRY OF HEALTH, RELATED HOW HE HAD ATTEMPTED TO REVIVE MR. MBOYA WITH THE KISS-OF-LIFE AFTER THE SHOOTING AT A PHARMACY IN A BUSY NAIROBI STREET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MHUUQ0QAHYPVB85EV208RY4A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MHUUQ0QAHYPVB85EV208RY4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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