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    MR PAUL NGEI, LEADER OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY AND DEPUTY-LEADER OF THE KENYAN OPPOSITION, IS TO JOIN THE RULING KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION.

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    MR PAUL NGEI, LEADER OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY AND DEPUTY-LEADER OF THE KENYAN OPPOSITION, IS TO JOIN THE RULING KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION. HE SAID THIS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) DURING A POLITICAL RALLY IN MACHAKOS, ONE OF HIS PARTY'S STRONGHOLDS.

    MR NGEI SERVED A PERIOD OF INTERNMENT WITH THE PRESENT PRIME MINISTER, MR JOMO KENYATTA, AND ON ONE OCCASION SAVED HIS LIFE WHEN MR KENYATTA WAS ATTACKED BY ANOTHER INTERNEE. ON HIS RELEASE HE BECAME ONE OF THE LEADERS OF KANU BUT BROKE WITH MR KENYATTA OVER POLICY DIFFERENCES.

    DURING THE ELECTION HE WAS ONE OF MR KENYATTA'S STERNEST CRITICS AND EVENTUALLY FORMED AN ELECTORAL ALLIANCE WITH KADU, RONALD NGALA'S TRIBALIST PARTY. HE WON SIX OUT OF THE 97 SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    MR NGEI TOLD HIS MACHAKOS FOLLOWERS THAT HE HAD BROKE COMPLETELY WITH KADU AND WOULD SHORTLY "CROSS THE HOUSE" TO JOIN UP WITH THE GOVERNMENT. HE ALSO EXPECTED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GOVERNMENT DELEGATION WHICH IS TO VISIT LONDON LATER THIS MONTH FOR THE WINDUP CONSTITUTIONAL TALKS ON KENYA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8D324GP6ITO4NOUGAF1P3V973
    Media URN:
    VLVA8D324GP6ITO4NOUGAF1P3V973
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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