• Short Summary

    IN KENYA'S NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT, UNITS OF THE KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES ARE UNDERGOING TRAINING TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR COMBAT AGAINST RIOT CROWDS.

  • Description

    IN KENYA'S NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT, UNITS OF THE KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES ARE UNDERGOING TRAINING TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR COMBAT AGAINST RIOT CROWDS. IT HAS BEEN EMPHASISED BY THE AUTHORITIES THAT THEY ARE TO BE USED ONLY IN SITUATIONS WHERE LOCAL POLICE HAVE LOST CONTROL. THE RIFLEMEN HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING NORMAL TRAINING RIOT DRILL PRACTICE WHICH INCLUDES THE USE OF LOUDSPEAKERS TO DISPEL CROWDS OF TROUBLEMAKERS.

    AT THE PRESENT MOMENT THERE ARE THREE POLICE GENERAL SERVICE UNITS OPERATING IN THE NORTH FRONTIER DISTRICT PREPARED TO QUELL LOCAL DISTURBANCES. THEY CAN CALL ON THE KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES FOR ASSISTANCE. BUT THEY WILL ONLY MOVE ON THE DIRECT ORDERS OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER, MR. PETER WALTERS, STATIONED AT ISIOLO.

    ACCORDING TO A SOMALI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN A NOTE ASKING BRITAIN TO WITHDRAW DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION IS EXPECTED TO BE HANDED TODAY (MONDAY) TO MR. LANCELOT PYMAN, THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN MOGADISHU. IT WILL FOLLOW VERBAL NOTIFICATION OF THE DIPLOMATIC BREAK MAKE LAST SATURDAY BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. RASHID ALI SHARMARKE.

    THE REPUBLIC DECIDED ON THE BREAK AFTER MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, THE BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY, SAID RECENTLY A SEVENTH KENYA PROVINCE WOULD BE CREATED FROM PART OF THE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT TO GIVE THE LARGELY SOMALI POPULATION LOCAL AUTONOMY. THE SOMALI GOVERNMENT FEELS THAT THESE AREAS SHOULD BE CEDED TO THEIR COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8WKYKZ8MO73TA28IQ52ECEF6U
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WKYKZ8MO73TA28IQ52ECEF6U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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