• Short Summary

    KENYA'S PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA - ACCOMPANIED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, DIPLOMATS AND NATIONAL AND FOREIGN BUSINESSMEN - OFFICIALLY OPENED THE ANNUAL NAIROBI SHOW ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

  • Description

    KENYA'S PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA - ACCOMPANIED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, DIPLOMATS AND NATIONAL AND FOREIGN BUSINESSMEN - OFFICIALLY OPENED THE ANNUAL NAIROBI SHOW ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30). STARTED IN 1901, THE SHOW IS KENYA'S AGRICULTURE AND TRADE SHOP WINDOW TO THE WORLD - IT IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT SHOWCASE FOR EXPORTERS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

    MORE THAN 100,000 PERSONS ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE FIVE-DAY SHOW WHICH ENDS NEXT SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4).)
    IN THE CATTLE SECTION, JUDGING TAKES PLACE IN THE DAIRY, FATSTOCK, BEE AND BREEDING CATEGORIES.

    SHEEP AND JUDGED ON FATSTOCK, FLEECE AND BREED CLASSES. OTHER SECTIONS COVER POULTRY, HORSES, FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE AND HOME INDUSTRIES. VARIOUS DEMONSTRATIONS OF PROFICIENCY BY WORKERS, YOUTH GROUPS AND ARMED FORCES UNITS ARE STAGED DURING THE SHOW.

    THE SHOW, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF KENYA, HAS 1,640 EXHIBITS IN THE FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE SECTION; 176 TRADE EXHIBITS; 40 GOVERNMENT AND STATUTORY BOARD EXHIBITORS FROM KENYA AND OVERSEAS - OF WHICH THE BRITISH PAVILION WON FIRST PRIZE; AND MANY SOCIETY ENTRIES, RANGING FROM THE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF KENYA TO THE SIKH STUDENTS FEDERATION; AND FROM DR. BARNARDO'S HOMES TO THE JERSEY CATTLE SOCIETY OF EAST AFRICA.

    KEYNOTE OF THIS YEAR'S SHOW IS THE INCREASED AFRICAN PARTICIPATION IN EVERY SECTION. AFTER KENYAN INDEPENDENCE IN 1963, PESSIMISTS HAD PREDICTED THE DECLINE OF THE NAIROBI SHOW - BUT THIS YEAR'S SHOW HAS DISPROVED THIS WITH ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS THAN THE 1963 TOTAL. EARLIER THIS YEAR, A FOOT-AND-MOUTH OUTBREAK, COUPLED WITH DIFFICULTIES IN ENFORCING QUARANTINE REGULATIONS, HAD THREATENED THE LIVESTOCK SECTION. BUT, WHEN THE OUTBREAK PROVED LESS SERIOUS THAN ANTICIPATED, IT WAS DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE CATTLE AND SHEEP CLASSES - CANCELLING ONLY THE PIG CLASS.

    EXPERTS FROM BRITAIN, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA WERE THIS YEAR INVITED TO ACT AS JUDGES IN THE VARIOUS SECTIONS.

    AFTER PRESIDENT KENYATTA AND THE OFFICIAL PARTY HAD VISITED THE STANDS THE PRESIDENT DROVE TO THE MAIN ARENA IN HIS SPECIALLY-BUILT LAND ROVER TO INSPECT AN AIR FORCE GUARD OF HONOUR AND WATCH THEIR MARCH PAST. THEN, BEFORE THE OFFICIAL CEREMONIES ENDED, THEY ALSO SAW A FLY-PAST BY AIRCRAFT OF THE KENYA AIR FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7FQBVC83WLLGS1I3YAQYWYF7
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7FQBVC83WLLGS1I3YAQYWYF7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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