Kenya's president Jomo Kenyatta took the salute at a trooping the colour parade held at Jamhuri Park, near Nairobi, on Tuesday (12 December).
SV PAN From troops TO Kenyatta in Land-Rover inspecting (2 shots)
LV PAN Guests
GV Colour handed to officer
SV PAN Troops at attention
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GV Colour trooped (2 shots)
SV Kenyatta, Ngina & Moi
GV Colour is marched past (2 shots)
GV Jets & bombers flypast (2 shots)
SCU Kenyatta & party watching
GV Troops marching off
Troops, Kenyatta inspecting; colours handed over; troops march past with colours; jets fly past; spectators; president Kenyatta watching parade.
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Background: Kenya's president Jomo Kenyatta took the salute at a trooping the colour parade held at Jamhuri Park, near Nairobi, on Tuesday (12 December).
The occasion was the ninth anniversary of Kenya's independence. Taking part in the parade was the Fifth Battalion of the Kenya Rifles.
British-built Strikemaster jets of the Kenyan Air Force, followed by bombers, flew over in a spectacular flypast.
Watching the parade with the President was Vice-President Moi.
The Kenyan leader, in an anniversary speech, reaffirmed his country's friendly relations with Tanzania and General Idi Amin's Uganda, the three countries in the East African Community. He said Kenya also wanted good relations with all members of the 41-nation Organisation for African Unity.
General Amin had been expected to attend the anniversary celebrations, but he excused himself on grounds of pressure of work.
SYNOPSIS: A special day for Kenya.....the ninth anniversary of attaining independence, and President Jomo Kenyatta reviews troops of his army at Jamhuri Park, near Nairobi. The occasion was a trooping the colour by men of the Fifth Battalion Kenya Rifles.
An auspicious moment in the ceremony as the colours are presented to an officer of the Kenya Rifles.
Watching the parade with President Kenyatta was Mama Ngina and Vice-President Moi.
A fly-past of fighters from the Kenyan Air Force, followed by bombers.....
Later, in an anniversary speech. President Kenyatta reaffirmed Kenya's friendly relations with Tanzanie and Uganda and said he wanted good relations with all members of the forty-one nation Organisation of African Unity.