• Short Summary

    Kenya has marked the 14th anniversary of independence with a move to conserve wildlife by banning trade in animal skins and other such trophies, an extension of the free education system, and a parade in the centre of the capital during which the Colour of the Kenya Rifles was Trooped.

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    Kenya has marked the 14th anniversary of independence with a move to conserve wildlife by banning trade in animal skins and other such trophies, an extension of the free education system, and a parade in the centre of the capital during which the Colour of the Kenya Rifles was Trooped.

    SYNOPSIS: President Kenyatta announced the banning of trade in animal skins at a massive Jamhuri, or Independence Day parade in ?airobi. It was a move to try and stamp out the now illegal slaughter of wild animals. He also announced that the country's free education system was being extended.

    The highlight of the day's ceremonial was Trooping the Colour...heralded by massed Army bands.

    The Colour being Trooped was that of the First Battalion, the Kenya Rifles...formed in February 1964. The Battalion received its Colour exactly 11 years ago on this same ground.

    The final military involvement in the celebrations -- a fly past by aircraft of the Kenya Air Force -- and then it was the turn of tradition, and tribal dancers took the arena for vivid end to the day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9E6BDBP0Z3EHNQF4QTZOM87U3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9E6BDBP0Z3EHNQF4QTZOM87U3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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