• Short Summary

    A HUGE DEMONSTRATION OF SUPPORT WAS GIVEN TO THE LEADERS OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION WHEN THEY FLEW INTO NAIROBI ROM LONDON, APRIL 8, WHERE THEY WERE DELEGATES TO THE KENYA CONSTITUTIONAL TALKS.

  • Description

    A HUGE DEMONSTRATION OF SUPPORT WAS GIVEN TO THE LEADERS OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION WHEN THEY FLEW INTO NAIROBI ROM LONDON, APRIL 8, WHERE THEY WERE DELEGATES TO THE KENYA CONSTITUTIONAL TALKS. LED BY JOMO KENYATTA, THE KANU GROUP CLAIMED THAT THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH THE PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD BY BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY MAUDLING AND THEIR RIVAL PARTY THE KENYA DEMOCRATIC UNION.

    KANU HAD DEMANDED A STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, AND THE MAUDLING CONSTITUTION PROVIDES THIS TO SOME EXTENT, WITH CENTRAL CONTROL OVER THE KEY POSTS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FINANCE. TO GET THE AGREEMENT OF KADU, MR. MAUDLING PROPOSED A SIX REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS TO SAFEGUARD THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. BOTH SIDES HAVE AGREED TO TRY AND MAKE THIS PLAN WORK, AND WILL FORM A COALITION ADMINISTRATION TO DEAL WITH PRE-INDEPENDENCE PROBLEMS.

    MR. KENYATTA WAS SO EAGER TO REACH AGREEMENT THAT HE REFUSED TO PRESS HIS WISH TO HIS RIGHT-HAND MAN MR. ODINGA AS MINISTER OF FINANCE, BUT THE COLONIAL SECRETARY REFUSED ON THE GROUNDS THAT ODINGA HAD VERY CLOSE TIES WITH A NUMBER OF COMMUNISTS COUNTRIES. THE INCIDENT HAS CAUSED SOME HAD FEELING AMONG THE KANU RANK AND FILE DUE TO MR ODINGA'S POPULAR FOLLOWING.

    SOON AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, MR KENYATTA WITH TOM MBOYA AND SEVERAL OTHER LEADERS ADDRESSED ONE OF THE LARGEST POLITICAL MEETINGS OVER SEEN IN THE CITY. HERE MR KENYATTA SAID HE EXPECTED A SWEEPING VICTORY FOR THE PARTY IN FUTURE ELECTIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA981C7UG8D5HQO7AT2TND8ATDJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA981C7UG8D5HQO7AT2TND8ATDJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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