• Short Summary

    MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF KENYA'S NATIONAL UNION YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) STAGED A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE IN NAIROBI, PROTESTING AGAINST THE ASSAULT INCIDENT INVOLVING MR.

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    GV CROWD DOWN STREET & STOP OUTSIDE BUILDING
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    2.
    CU MAINA TALKS TO POLICE OFFICER
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    3.
    LV POLICE LET MAINA AND DEMONSTRATORS THROUGH
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    SCU MAINA READS PETITION
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    CU DITTO
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    TV CROWD AROUND MAINA
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    SV PRESSMEN
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    FULL CU..MAINA
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    LV POLICE STANDING BY
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    GV DEMONSTRATORS DISPERSING QUIETLY
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    Background: MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF KENYA'S NATIONAL UNION YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) STAGED A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE IN NAIROBI, PROTESTING AGAINST THE ASSAULT INCIDENT INVOLVING MR. KENYATTA, THE KENYA PRIME MINISTER, WHEN HE WAS IN LONDON FOR THE RECENT COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTER'S CONFERENCE.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE UNION'S NAIROBI BRANCH, ATTRACTED MAINLY MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S AND YOUTH'S WING.

    MR. SAMMY MAINA, THE BRANCH SECRETARY, TOLD THE CROWD THAT MR KENYATTA HAD BEEN GENTLE IN NOT TAKING ACTION AFTER THE LONDON INCIDENT. HE ADDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PEOPLE SHOULD REMAIN CALM UNTIL AFTER THE RETURN OF MR KENYATTA FROM CAIRO ON SUNDAY, (JULY 26).

    SIR GEOFFREY DE FREITAS, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER, OFFERED TO RECEIVE A DELEGATION OF THREE PEOPLE IN HIS OFFICE, BUT THE OFFER WAS DECLINED.

    DESPITE THE PRESENCE OF STEEL-HELMETED POLICE, THE DEMONSTRATION WAS PEACEFUL AND THE CROWD BROKE UP PEACEFULLY WHEN CALLED ON THEM TO DISPERSE.

    ON THURSDAY, MEMBERS OF THE KENYA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CALLED ON THE HIGH COMMISSIONER TO PROTEST AGAINST THE INCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91TR9PPWXXR0AMHONGZ2AWA2R
    Media URN:
    VLVA91TR9PPWXXR0AMHONGZ2AWA2R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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