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    A FORMER SOLICITOR-GENERAL OF KENYA, KITILI MALUKI MWENDWA, WAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) APPOINTED AS THE COUNTRY'S FIRST AFRICAN CHIEF JUSTICE.

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    STATE HOUSE INTERIOR; KENYATTA; MWENDWA AND OTHER ROUND TABLE; OATHTAKING CEREMONY; SIGNING; KENYATTA SPEAKS; KENYATTA AND MWENDWA SHAKE HANDS.




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    Background: A FORMER SOLICITOR-GENERAL OF KENYA, KITILI MALUKI MWENDWA, WAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) APPOINTED AS THE COUNTRY'S FIRST AFRICAN CHIEF JUSTICE.

    THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE WAS SHOW IN BY PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA AT A CEREMONY IN THE STATE HOUSE.

    MR. MWENDWA GRADUATED AS A BACHELOR OF LAWS AT LONDON UNIVERSITY IN 1955 AND ALSO GAINED B.A. AND M.A. DEGREES IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY BETWEEN 1956 AND 1960. HE WAS CALLED TO THE BAR IN 1961.

    SWEARING IN THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE, PRESIDENT KENYATTA SAID IT WAS AN HISTORIC DAY FOR KENYA TO APPOINT THE FIRST AFRICAN CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE REPUBLIC. HE TOLD MR. MWENDWA -"IT IS A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY AND I KNOW YOU WILL DISCHARGE YOUR DUTIES AN DISPENSE JUSTICE TO ALL MANNER OF MEN ACCORDING TO THE LAW."
    ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE KENYAN ATTORNEY-GENERAL, MR. CHARLES NJONJO AND HIGH COURT REGISTER, MR. A.A. KNELLER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDOIPXZUS2LZGM3ABUJ580NZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVABDOIPXZUS2LZGM3ABUJ580NZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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