• Short Summary

    KENYA'S NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BECAME A FACT ON SATURDAY (20 DECEMBER) WHEN THE FINAL STEP IN ITS ELECTION WAS COMPLETED WITH THE HANDING IN OF NOMINATION PAPERS BY CANDIDATES ELECTED IN THE PRIMARY POLL ON DECEMBER 6.

  • Description

    KENYA'S NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BECAME A FACT ON SATURDAY (20 DECEMBER) WHEN THE FINAL STEP IN ITS ELECTION WAS COMPLETED WITH THE HANDING IN OF NOMINATION PAPERS BY CANDIDATES ELECTED IN THE PRIMARY POLL ON DECEMBER 6. THE HANDING IN OF NOMINATION PAPERS WAS A FORMALITY. UNDER KENYA'S ONE-PARTY SYSTEM, ALL CANDIDATES BELONG TO THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL USING PARTY, AND THEY ARE ELECTED UNOPPOSED IF THEIR PAPERS ARE IN ORDER.

    FOLLOWING THE TOKEN ELECTION, 158 MEMBERS, INCLUDING ABOUT 100 NEW FACES, WILL TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE ASSEMBLY.

    AMONG THOSE WHO HANDED IN THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS AT KIAMBU WAS THE CANDIDATE FOR THE DISTRICT, THE MINISTER FOR STATE IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, MR. MBIYU KOINANGE.

    AT NAIROBI, THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, MR. MARTIN, CARRIED OUT THE FORMAL RECEIPT OF THE PAPERS. PRESENTING THEIR NOMINATIONS THERE WERE THE PARKLANDS CANDIDATE, DR. MWATHI, THE STAREHE CANDIDATE, MR. CHARLES RUBIA, THE LANGATA CANDIDATE MR. YUNIS ALLI, THE DEFENCE MINISTER, DR. NJOROGE MUNGAI, AND THE MINISTER FOR COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. MWAI KABAKI.

    THE NEW PARLIAMENT CONTAINS AS NUMBER OF YOUNGER MEN, MANY OF THEM GRADUATES AND TEACHERS.

    DR. MUNGAI, SPOKESMAN FOR THE KANU PARTY ON THE ELECTRONS, HAS DESCRIBED THE NEW ASSEMBLY AS MORE INTERNATIONAL IN OUTLOOK THAN THE COLD.

    IN THE PRIMARY ELECTRONICS, FIVE MINISTERS AND 77 MEMBERS WERE DEFEATED. FOURTEEN MINISTERS WERE RE-ELECTED, 36 MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WERE RETURNED AND 26 NEW MEMBERS FROM UNOPPOSED CONSTITUENCIES GAINED SEATS. TEN CANDIDATES, INCLUDING PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA, AND TWO MINISTERS, WERE UNOPPOSED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9E8CM0GV5SZ22YB16V2ZRCA7D
    Media URN:
    VLVA9E8CM0GV5SZ22YB16V2ZRCA7D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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