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    MR.TOM MBOYA, THE 33-YEAR-OLD GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION, INTERRUPTED HIS HONEYMOON?

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    MR.TOM MBOYA, THE 33-YEAR-OLD GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION, INTERRUPTED HIS HONEYMOON IN ISRAEL ON JANUARY 30TH TO FLY BACK TO NAIROBI - ON URGENT POLITICAL BUSINESS.BUT EARLIER, CLOSE TO THE SHORES OF TIBERIUS LAKE, MR.MBOYA AND HIS NEW BRIDE, THE FORMER MISS PAMELA ODEDE, DAUGHTER OF MR.WALTER ODEDE, A MEMBER OF THE KENYA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HAD NO THOUGHT OF A SUDDEN RETURN.THERE WAS TIME FOR RELAXATION.THE COUPLE JOINED IN THE SINGING AND DANCING WITH THEIR ISRAELI HOSTS AND A NUMBER OF AFRICAN STUDENTS.

    STRAIGHT FROM THE JANUARY 20 WEDDING IN NAIROBI WITH ITS 2,000 GUESTS - WHERE MR.MBOYA WORE TOP HAT AND TAILS AND HIS BRIDE.A GOWN MADE FROM 80 YARDS OF MATERIAL - THE COUPLE ARRIVED IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, THE FOLLOWING DAY, FOR A HONEYMOON AS GUESTS OF THE HISTADRUT (GENERAL FEDERATION OF LABOUR).AFTER A BRIEF STUDY OF THE ISRAELI ORGANISATION, MR.MBOYA SAID THAT SOME OF THE IDEAS, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES, MIGHT BE ADAPTED IN THE RE-ORGANISATION OF THE KENYA UNION WHICH WAS NOW BASED ON A BRITISH BLUEPRINT.MR.MBOYA ALSO HAD TALKS WITH THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, MR.BEN GURION.

    BEFORE LEAVING ISRAEL, MR.MBOYA HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN JERUSALEM AT WHICH HE BRUSHED ASIDE A SUGGESTION THAT HIS DECISION TO RETURN TO NAIROBI HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE THREATENED DEFECTION FROM KANU OF MR.PAUL NGEI OF THE WAKAMBA TRIBE.HE WAS RETURNING BECAUSE OF URGENT WORK TO BE DONE IN CONNECTION WITH THE KENYA CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE IN LONDON NEXT MONTH.HE ALSO DELIVERED AN ATTACK ON BRITISH NEWSPAPERS FOR ATTEMPTING TO PROVOKE A SPLIT IN KENYA'S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABI666W6B96SNXYTX6QXSMXMPR
    Media URN:
    VLVABI666W6B96SNXYTX6QXSMXMPR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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