• Short Summary

    BIG CROWDS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) GAVE A CHEERING SEND-OFF TO MR. JOMO KENYATTA AS HE LEFT?

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    BIG CROWDS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) GAVE A CHEERING SEND-OFF TO MR. JOMO KENYATTA AS HE LEFT NAIROBI AIRPORT FOR THE KENYA INDEPENDENCE CONFERENCE, OPENING IN LONDON THIS WEEK. FAREWELLED BY A GROUP OF TRIBAL DANCERS, THE PRIME MINISTER HIMSELF -- CARRYING, AS USUAL, HIS FAMOUS FLY-WHISK -- JOINED IN THE DANCING. BUT AHEAD LAY SERIOUS WORK.

    MR.KENYATTA HAS MADE PLAIN HIS INTENTION TO PRESS FOR IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE CONSTITUTION. THIS, HE SAID, MUST BE MADE "REALISTIC AND WORKABLE" IN TIME FOR KENYA'S INDEPENDENCE, EXPECTED LATER THIS YEAR. THE PRIME MINISTER -- KENYA'S FIRST, SWORN IN LAST JUNE -- EXPRESSED HIS GOVERNMENT'S CONFIDENCE THAT INDEPENDENCE WOULD BE ACHIEVED BY DECEMBER 12.

    ONCE AGAIN HE REPEATED HIS NOW FAMILIAR THEME: UNITY AMONG ALL RACES. BUT, HE ADDED, THE CONFERENCE WOULD NOT DISCUSS THE TROUBLED NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT, WHERE SOMALI TRIBESMEN HAVE DEMANDED SECESSION TO THE NEIGHBOURING SOMALI REPUBLIC. HE SAID THE DISPUTE WITH SOMALIA WAS A MATTER FOR KENYA AND COULD ONLY BE SOLVED "IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT."
    THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD REPORTERS HE WANTED A STRONGER GOVERNMENT. OBSERVERS BELIEVE HE WILL SEEK MORE POWERS FOR HIMSELF AT THE EXPENSE OF REGIONAL AUTHORITIES. AND AFTER THE CONFERENCE ENDS IN A FORTNIGHT'S TIME, TALKS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY ON CREATING AN EAST AFRICA FEDERATION OF KENYA, UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QF7NQVZTSYM12XB5F0XI7FCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QF7NQVZTSYM12XB5F0XI7FCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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