• Short Summary

    ESTIMATES OF JUST HOW MANY KENYA ASIANS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY DURING THE COMING YEAR, AS A RESULT OF THE KENYA GOVERNMENT'S NEW TRADE LICENSING LAWS, VARY FROM 15,000 TO 30,000.

  • Description

    ESTIMATES OF JUST HOW MANY KENYA ASIANS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY DURING THE COMING YEAR, AS A RESULT OF THE KENYA GOVERNMENT'S NEW TRADE LICENSING LAWS, VARY FROM 15,000 TO 30,000. MOST OF THE DISPLACED PERSONS ARE EXPECTED BY OBSERVERS IN KENYA TO GO EITHER TO INDIA OR TO BRITAIN.

    THE NEW TRADE LICENSING LAWS ARE THE LATEST PHASE IN THE GOVERNMENT'S GRADUAL POLICY OF "KENYANISATION" - AIMED AT GIVING PRIORITY IN EMPLOYMENT TO AFRICANS. IT FORBIDS NON-CITIZENS FROM TRADING IN CERTAIN BASIC COMMODITIES OR IN CERTAIN AREAS.

    SINCE INDEPENDENCE, PRESSURES HAVE INCREASED FROM KENYA'S 10,000,000 AFRICANS FOR A BIGGER STAKE IN THEIR OWN ECONOMY - LONG DOMINATED BY FOREIGNERS.

    THE KENYAN TRADE AXE, APART FROM HITTING MANY THOUSANDS OF ASIAN TRADERS, HAS ALSO FALLEN ON A NUMBER OF BRITISH-OWNED SMALL COMPANIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE AUCTIONEERING TRADE. ONE AUCTION FIRM, MUTER AND OSWALD, FOUNDED IN 1921 AND OWNED FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS BY MR. STANLEY LEE-BROWNE, HAS BEEN GIVEN ONE MONTH TO WIND UP ITS BUSINESS IN NAIROBI, MR. LEE-BROWNE, WHO HAS SPENT 20 YEARS IN KENYA, SAYS HE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW TRADE LAWS. MOST OF THE CITY'S AUCTIONEERING FIRMS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO CLOSE AT SHORT NOTICE, AND SO ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER BUSINESSES. ONE GARAGE OWNER ESTIMATES HE MAY HAVE TO LEAVE SPARE PARTS IN STOCK AND OTHERS ON ORDER TO HAVE VALUE OF NEARLY GBP20,000 STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA979YIBR02YZ2TA4S74EZZ06RU
    Media URN:
    VLVA979YIBR02YZ2TA4S74EZZ06RU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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