• Short Summary

    Vice-President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya returned home on Tuesday (6 July) amid heavy security and allegations about Kenya's involvement in the Israeli raid on Uganda's Entebbe Airport last weekend.

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    Vice-President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya returned home on Tuesday (6 July) amid heavy security and allegations about Kenya's involvement in the Israeli raid on Uganda's Entebbe Airport last weekend.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Moi was returning from the 132th annual summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity -- the OAU -- in Port Louis, Mauritius. He was greeted on arrival at Nairobi airport by several government ministers and the Commissioner of Police, Bernard Hinga. News reports say this was an unusually high-level welcome, reflective of the tension in Kenya about the allegations. Mr. Arap Moi was at the OAU meeting when it was revealed that the Israeli aircraft involved in the operation refuelled at Nairobi airport. At the OAU, Mr. Moi flatly denied any Kenyan complicity in the affair.

    The heavy security was reflected in the unusual issue of small machine guns to ordinary police.

    At an airport news conference, Mr. Moi spoke about the recent race-riot deaths in South Africa -- but pointedly refused to talk about the Israeli raid.

    Despite laughter at the end of the news conference, newsmen said Mr. Moi appeared angry with the questions.

    Police Commissioner Hinga kept close by as the Vice-President left Kenya has officially condemned Israel for the raid, but two leading local newspapers have praised the operation, and were strongly critical of President Amin's role in the affair.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VMPNK1D3ON2JNUN3PO24GOJB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VMPNK1D3ON2JNUN3PO24GOJB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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