A wealthy asian businessman living in Nakuru, Kenya, paid for a trainload of Asians from Uganda to be fed when their train passed through on its way to Mombasa.
SV PAN FROM Railway station to people waiting
SV Train arrives at Nakuru station (3 shots)
SV Asians served with tea, food (2 shots)
SV Police on platform
CU Asian being interviewed (SOUND)
SV ZOOM TO Family at train window
SV People on platform
SV People taking to Asians
SV Train departs, Asians waving to people on platform (2 shots)
INTERVIEWER: "Did they take anything away from you?"
ASIAN: "Only money they have taken."
INTERVIEWER: "You yourself, did you loss anything?"
ASIAN: "Yes, I had to give everything except five shillings."
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Background: A wealthy asian businessman living in Nakuru, Kenya, paid for a trainload of Asians from Uganda to be fed when their train passed through on its way to Mombasa. The emigrants--ordered to leave by Uganda's President Amin--wills ail for India on October 1st on the ship "State of Haryana."
Originally it was expected that two trains, carrying a total of 900 Asians, would be travelling from Uganda on Thursday (Sept. 28). But--for some reason which was not explained--those who were dur to joint the train at Jinja and Totoro were not allowed on board. Only about 200 passengers who boarded at Kampala were on the first train. What happened to the promised second train is also a mystery. As with previous batches of Asians leaving Uganda, the travellers said they had been "roughed up" and robbed by soldiers at unscheduled stops in Uganda.
SYNOPSIS: At Nakuru station in Kenya's Rift Valley a scene that is becoming familiar--people waiting for a train carrying Asians expelled form Uganda.
When the train arrived there was a surprise. Only about two hundred Asians were on board, although originally it was expected that there would be four hundred and fifty. Apparently people were only allowed to board the train at Kampala, and many families who should have got on at Jinja and Totoro, were not allowed to join the train.
At Nakuru the refugees were given food and drink which had been paid for by a wealthy local Asian businessman.
Police were there just to keep order, unlike the police and soldiers in Uganda, whom the asians accused of robbery.
The expelled families are no their way to India. They sail from Mombasa on Sunday on the ship "State of Haryana."
As the Kenyans waved bon voyage to the Asians from Uganda, there was still no news of 2 second train which has been scheduled to carry several hundred more people from Uganda.