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    TWO PRESENTATIONS IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).THE KENYA ARMY BAND WAS PRESENTED WITH 200 COLOBUS MONKEY?

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    TWO PRESENTATIONS IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).THE KENYA ARMY BAND WAS PRESENTED WITH 200 COLOBUS MONKEY SKINS FOR USE AS HEADDRESS, AND A LINCOLN CONTINENTAL WAS GIVEN TO PRIME MINISTER JOMO KENYATTA.

    MR.KENYATTA RECEIVED THE SKINS -- A PERSONAL GIFT FROM EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE -- IN HIS NAIROBI OFFICE.THEY WERE HANDED OVER THE ETHIOPIAN CONSUL-GENERAL.

    PREVIOUSLY, THE BANDSMEN HAVE ALWAYS WORN FEZES, WHICH THE KENYA GOVERNMENT NOW REGARDS AS OUTDATED "SYMBOLS OF IMPERIALISM." THE SKINS CANNOT BE OBTAINED LOCALLY, AS MONKEYS ARE PROTECTED ROYAL GAME.THERE IS NO SUCH PROTECTION IN ETHIOPIA.

    ONE OF THE SKINS WAS PLACED BY MR.KENYATTA ON MAJOR JACKSON, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE KENYA AFRICAN RIFLES.

    THE CAR PRESENTATION TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF U.S.CONSUL-GENERAL PLACED.THE LINCOLN CONVERTIBLE -- SAID TO BE WORTH GBP25,000 -- WAS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM U.S.BUSINESSMEN IN KENYA "AS A SYMBOL OF FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP TO THE NEW NATION."
    MR.KENYATTA WASTED NO TIME HAVING A CLOSE LOOK AT THE CAR, WHICH HAS BEEN FITTED WITH A HIGH-ALTITUDE CARBURETTER AND EXPORT SHOCK ABSORBERS AND SPRINGS DESIGNED TO TAKE THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WORST ROADS.

    AIR-CONDITIONED, IT IS ALSO EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAES.THE HOOD AND WINDOWS MOVE AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON.

    SAID THE KENYA PRIME MINISTER: "THIS IS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT CAR I'VE BEEN IN TO DATE, AND I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE GESTURE.I'M SURE THIS CAR WILL SMOOTH OUT THE LONG AND DIFFICULT ROAD TO UHURU" (FREEDOM).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEMI8EM0N3XT11DVPH46WCMZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEMI8EM0N3XT11DVPH46WCMZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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