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    THE KENYA GOVERNMENT'S AMNESTY FOR FORMER FOREST FIGHTERS TO HAND OVER THEIR FIREARMS EXPIRED AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

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    FILM SHOWS SOME OF THE PRIMITIVE WEAPONS BEING HANDED IN, EXAMINATION OF THE WEAPONS, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND "FIGHTERS" HANDING OVER AMMUNITION.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE KENYA GOVERNMENT'S AMNESTY FOR FORMER FOREST FIGHTERS TO HAND OVER THEIR FIREARMS EXPIRED AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY). EARLIER IN THE DAY AT NDUNGU STADIUM IN THE FORT HALL DISTRICT A NUMBER OF GUNS WERE SURRENDERED.

    THERE TO RECEIVE THEM WAS DR. KIANO, MINISTER FOR COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR DEFENCE, DR. WAIYAKI.

    AMONG THE WEAPONS WERE HOME-MADE RIFLES AND A SHELL. ONE MAN WHO SAID HE HAD ACTED AS A DOCTOR IN THE FOREST HANDED OVER A STETHOSCOPE.

    DR. KIANO TOLD THE CROWD WHO GATHERED IN THE STADIUM THAT PRIME MINISTER JOMO KENYATTA WANTED NO DIVISIONS AMONG THE KIUKYU. HE URGED THEM TO PULL TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF HARAMBEE (TOGETHERNESS), IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PART INDIVIDUALS MIGHT HAVE PLAYED DURING THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MENNR8C671H5ZMIB9QG2CIFZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MENNR8C671H5ZMIB9QG2CIFZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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