• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 50 ASIAN FAMILIES - SOME 500 PERSONS IN ALL - FROM KAMPALA, NAIROBI AND NUMEROUS SMALL TOWN IN KENYA AND UGANDA LEFT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR INDIA FROM MOMBASA'S KILINDINI DOCKS ABOARD THE "KAMPLA".

  • Description

    MORE THAN 50 ASIAN FAMILIES - SOME 500 PERSONS IN ALL - FROM KAMPALA, NAIROBI AND NUMEROUS SMALL TOWN IN KENYA AND UGANDA LEFT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR INDIA FROM MOMBASA'S KILINDINI DOCKS ABOARD THE "KAMPLA". THE GREAT MAJORITY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO SETTLE FOR GOOD IN INDIA AS A RESULT OF THE KENYA GOVERNMENT'S NEW TRADE LICENSING LAWS.

    PARTICULARLY AFFECTED ARE THE "DUKAWALLAHS" OR OWNERS OF SMALL RETAIL STORES. AMONG THE YOUNGER PASSENGERS THER APPEARED TO BE MORE OMPTIMISM ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT THE OLDER ONES WHO HAD LIVED MOST OF THEIR LIVES IN EAST AFIRCA FEEL LESS CERTAIN OF THEIR CHANCES.

    ALTHOUGH THESE TRAVELLERS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE BEGINNING OF A "MINI-EXODUS" WHICH IS ESTIMATED TO AFFECT AN AVERAGE OF BETWEEN 20 AND 30 THOUSAND PERSONS DURING THE COURSE OF THE NEXT YEAR, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DEPARTURES WILL BE GRADUAL, UNLIKE THE PANIC RUSH LAST MARCH SHORTLY BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF IMMIGRATION CURBS IN BRITAIN.

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN KENYA HAS EMPHASISED THAT SO FAR THERE HAD BEEN " NO DISCERNIBILE INCREASE" IN APPLICAITONS FOR VOUCHERS FROM ASIANS FOR ENTRY INTO BRIAINS OR FOR ENDORSEMENTS TO THEIR BRITISH PASSPORTS FOR ENTRY INTO INDIA. MEANWHILLE, INDIA HAS INSISTED THAT BRITISH PASSPORT-HOLDING ASIANS ARE BRITAIN'S "ULTIMATE RESPONSBILITY" AND THAT IDNIA WILL NOT ALLOW ENTRY TO BRIISH KENYA ASIANS UNLESS THEY HAVE THEIR PASSPORTS ENDORSED TO GUARANTEE FREE ENTRY TO BRITAIN.

    MANY ASIANS ARE ALSO HOPING TO FIND WAYS OF EXTENDING THEIR RESIDENCE IN KENYA; THIS THEY CAN DO BY BRANCHING OUT INTO OTHER LINES THAT NON-CITIZENS ARE SITLL ALLOWED TO TRADE IN OR DIVERSIFY INTO OTHER EMPLOYMENT, SUCH AS LIGHT INDUSTRY. IT IS EXPECTED, HOWEVER, THAT MOST OF THE ASIAN SHOPKEEPERS AND LOWER INCOME GROUPS WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP WILL PROBABLY LEAVE UNDER THE TERMS OF THE "KENINISATION" PROGRAMME OF THE GOVERNMENT. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAMME, THE TRADE LICENSING BILL, WHICH CAME INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1ST, FORBIDS NON-CITIZENS FROM TRADING IN SOME 20 CATEGORIES OF BASIC GOODS OR IN CERTAIN AREAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAUIWJRZKKO5GNVEPWUXH2XU90
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUIWJRZKKO5GNVEPWUXH2XU90
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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