• Short Summary

    MR JOMO KENYATTA, THE KENYA PRIME MINISTER, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) "ADOPTED" A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL.IT WAS NOT?

  • Description

    MR JOMO KENYATTA, THE KENYA PRIME MINISTER, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) "ADOPTED" A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL.IT WAS NOT A LEGAL ADOPTION, BUT ONE IN WHICH HE WILL GIVE GBP36 EACH YEAR TO SUPPORT HER.

    THE CHILD, NJERI KIMANI, IS SUFFERING FROM ADVANCED MALNUTRITION AND HAS BEEN IN A KENYA CHILDREN'S HOME FOR FIVE MONTHS.SEVERAL OF MR KENYATTA'S MINISTERS ALSO "ADOPTED" OTHER SICK CHILDREN.

    THE NAMES AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CHILDREN WERE PLACED IN A BOX FOR THE DRAWING BY THE MINISTERS.THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT MR KENYATTA'S FARM AT GATUNDU, NEAR NAIROBI.

    LATER, OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN NAIROBI, MR KENYATTA WAS SHOWN THE CHILD BY A RED CROSS NURSE.NJERI WEIGHS ONLY 16 POUNDS (7.25 KILOGRAMS), BUT IS SLOWLY RECOVERING.

    THE SCHEME WAS ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH HELPS YOUTH CAMPAIGN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTX57U4L8N0U0APEC9J6YD1AF
    Media URN:
    VLVABTX57U4L8N0U0APEC9J6YD1AF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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