European settlers and farmers packed a meeting of the new right-wing Kenya Coalition Party at Naivasha, Kenya, Jan 20, to hear Party leader Sir Ferdinand Cavendish-Bentinck campaigning in the initial first primary elections reserved for Europeans, Asians and Moslems.
LV.INT. Sir Ferdinand Cavendish-Bentinck addresses meeting at Naivasha.
SIDE V. Cavendish-Bentinck speaks.
PAN. People applaud.
CU. Cavendish-Bentinck speaks.
LV. Farmer speaking to Cavendish-Bentinck.
SV. Farmer asks question.
CU. Cavendish-Bentinck answering.
SV. People applaud.
LV. Old settlers leave club-house.
SV. Cavendish-Bentinck talks with settlers.
CU. Poster 'Don't blunder vote Cavendish-Bentinck'.
SV. Havlock and Megson talking at Nairobi.
CU. Mr. D.P.R. O'Beirne.
CU. Poster 'Coalition etc'.
CU. Havlock poster.
SV. African police watch.
SV. Voter enters polling station.
SV. Voters at entrance to polling station.
GV. Polling station.
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Background: European settlers and farmers packed a meeting of the new right-wing Kenya Coalition Party at Naivasha, Kenya, Jan 20, to hear Party leader Sir Ferdinand Cavendish-Bentinck campaigning in the initial first primary elections reserved for Europeans, Asians and Moslems.
Sir Ferdinand, 71, recently resigned as Speaker of the Kenya Legislative Council, and announced Jan 13 his decision to fight for a seat in the primary elections - in opposition to Michael Blundell, leader of the moderate New Kenya Party.
In Nairobi the previous day - the second of the seven-day first primary elections in 20 constituencies - voters arrived early at the polls to register their preferences. Among the candidates present were Mr. W. Havlock, a coffee farmer standing for the moderate New Kenya Party; Mr. F. Megson, another coffee farmer, and Mr. D.P.R. O'Beirne, a lawyer, both of the Kenya Coalition Party.
The main election - in which 23,000 Africans will vote - will be held Feb 26-27. The Government will then be African-dominated for the first time, though British Governor Sir Patrick Renison will have the power of veto, and African powers will be limited. Africans will have 33 seats, Europeans 10 seats, pro-Asians 8 seats, and Moslems 2 seats.