• Short Summary

    THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN NAIROBI WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WARNED BY A KANU GOVERNMENT PARTY OFFICIAL THAT IT "WOULD HAVE TO FIND A HOLE TO HIDE IN" IF THE KENYAN EMBASSY IN PEKING WAS MOLESTED.

  • Description

    THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN NAIROBI WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WARNED BY A KANU GOVERNMENT PARTY OFFICIAL THAT IT "WOULD HAVE TO FIND A HOLE TO HIDE IN" IF THE KENYAN EMBASSY IN PEKING WAS MOLESTED.

    THE WARNING CAME AS A CROWD OF KENYANS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CHINESE EMBASSY WAVING PLACARDS AND CHANTING SLOGANS. THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST REPORTED HOSTILE DEMONSTRATIONS AT KENYA'S PEKING EMBASSY FOLLOWING A CAR INCIDENT INVOLVING A KENYAN DIPLOMAT.

    THE KANU OFFICIAL, MR SAMMY MAINA, TOLD TWO CHINESE OFFICIALS WHO CAME TO THE EMBASSY GATES THAT "NINE MILLION KENYANS ARE MORE CIVILISED THAN 700 MILLION PRIMITIVE CHINESE". HE WARNED THAT "SHOULD SUCH THINGS HAPPEN AGAIN, THE CHINESE EMBASSY AND ALL ITS STAFF WILL HAVE TO DIG A HOLE TO HIDE IN HERE IN KENYA."
    THE CHINESE EMBASSY REFUSED TO ALLOW THE DEMONSTRATORS INSIDE THE BUILDING OR GROUNDS, AND DECLINED TO RECEIVE A PROTEST NOTE. KENYA'S MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR JAMES NYAMWEYA, COMMENTING ON THE DEMONSTRATION, SAID IT WAS UP TO THE KENYAN PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS AS THEY SAW FIT, PROVIDING LAW AND ORDER WAS MAINTAINED. HE SAID HE HAD ALREADY EXPRESSED HIS GOVERNMENT'S CONCERN TO THE CHINESE EMBASSY OVER THE PEKING DEMONSTRATION. LAST JUNE, BOTH GOVERNMENTS EXPELLED EACH OTHER'S CHARGE D'AFFAIRES.. CLIMAXING COOL RELATIONS WHICH HAD EXISTED BETWEEN PEKING AND NAIROBI FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PPMMXADMUXC432Y30I490TKH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PPMMXADMUXC432Y30I490TKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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