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    JOMO KENYATTA WAS ELECTED UNOPPOSED FOR THE SECOND TIME YESTERDAY (SATURDAY 22 NOV.) AS PRESIDENT OF KENYA.

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    MOI HANDING OVER PAPERS: PEOPLE CHANTING: MR. NJONJO: KENYATTA'S RESIDENCE: KENYATTA CHEERING: KENYATTA SHAKING HANDS WITH PARTY MEMBERS.




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    Background: JOMO KENYATTA WAS ELECTED UNOPPOSED FOR THE SECOND TIME YESTERDAY (SATURDAY 22 NOV.) AS PRESIDENT OF KENYA. HIS WAS THE SOLE NOMINATION FOR THE POST OF HEAD OF STATE MADE TO THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS N. J. MONTGOMERY.

    THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINATION PAPERS WERE PRESENTED BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT MR. DANIEL ARAP MOI IN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL CHARLES NJONJO.

    THE PRESIDENT, WHO HAS BEEN FOR 40 YEARS THE SYMBOL OF AFRICAN NATIONALISM ON THE CONTINENT SAID AT HIS HOME LATER THAT HE HAD REDEDICATED HIMSELF TO THE UNITY, PROSPERITY AND PROGRESS OF THE PEOPLE OF KENYA.

    JOMO KENYATTA BECAME KENYA'S FIRST PRESIDENT WHEN THE COUNTRY BECAME A REPUBLIC IN 1964.

    ELECTIONS FOR A NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ARE TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 6. A TOTAL OF 616 WOULD-BE CANDIDATES FOR THE 158 SEATS IN PARLIAMENT HAD HANDED IN THEIR DEPOSITS OF 1,000 EAST AFRICAN SHILLINGS (ABOUT GBP60 STERLING) EACH WHEN THE TIME-LIMIT EXPIRED ON SATURDAY.

    KENYATTA'S RULING KANU PARTY IS ALONE IN THE FIELD SINCE THE OPPOSITION KENYA PEOPLE'S UNION (KPU] PARTY WHICH HAD ONLY EIGHT MEMBERS IN PARLIAMENT, WAS BANNED LAST MONTH AND ITS LEADERS DETAINED.

    THE GOVERNMENT SAID KPU LEADERS WERE TRYING TO OVERTHROW IT AND HAD ENGAGED IN SUBVERSIVE CORRESPONDENCE WITH CERTAIN FOREIGN DIPLOMATS IN EAST AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA978L5T1WQA8JW8FSJEESUM6PJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA978L5T1WQA8JW8FSJEESUM6PJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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