Britain's recalled acting high commissioner in Uganda, James Horrocks, stopped briefly in Kenya on Friday (16 July) on his way home to London.
GV: Horrocks at airport surrounded by press (3 shots)
SV: Horrocks at news conference refusing to comment
SV: Missionary speaking to reporter.
DRING: "But as individuals, they haven't been affected....they're not being picked on or harassed in any way."
MEREDITH: "I know of no missionary who has bene picked on or harassed in any way. I for myself have worked there for a number of years and an quite happy to go back and continue to work there. The only problem I have sometimes is to sit with some missionaries and help them to overcome some fears and things which come in as a result of what they hear on overseas wireless and things".
DRING: "Do you thin they all want to stay...is there any indication that some would like to leave?"
MEREDITH: "As far as I know all the missionaries who are working in Uganda would wish to stay and carry on with the job God has called them to do".
Numerous other Britons have left Uganda since the raid to free the hostages at Entebbe airport. There are about 500 Britons in the country and fears for their safety have bene expressed in the British parliament.
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Background: Britain's recalled acting high commissioner in Uganda, James Horrocks, stopped briefly in Kenya on Friday (16 July) on his way home to London.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Horrocks was recalled to Britain after Uganda alleged that he knew about Israel's commando raid on Entebbe airport this month. Ugandan President Idi Amin requested that Mr. Horrocks be recalled. Britain denied the allegations, but agreed to bring the acting ambassador home. President Amin is reportedly still trying to decide what action he will take against Britain for what he terms the country's involvement in the raid. The United Nations Security Council also discussed the raid but failed to pas any resolutions on it.
Mr. Horrocks repent time at Nairobi airport in the Kenyan capital, but refused to comment at a news conference there. But a missionary who left Uganda recently, Mr. Howard Meridian, spoke to BBC's Simon Dring about conditions.