• Short Summary

    ELEVEN LARGE TRUCKS LOADED WITH ARMS, WHICH WERE INTERCEPTED BY FORCES OF THE KENYA GENERAL SERVICE UNIT (RIOT POLICE) IN THE KISII DISTRICT OF WESTERN KENYA LAST SATURDAY, WERE BROUGHT INTO NAIROBI UNDER HEAVY ESCORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

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    ELEVEN LARGE TRUCKS LOADED WITH ARMS, WHICH WERE INTERCEPTED BY FORCES OF THE KENYA GENERAL SERVICE UNIT (RIOT POLICE) IN THE KISII DISTRICT OF WESTERN KENYA LAST SATURDAY, WERE BROUGHT INTO NAIROBI UNDER HEAVY ESCORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

    ON TUESDAY, PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE TRUCKS -- TEN OF THEM REGISTERED IN UGANDA AND ONE IN TANZANIA -- WERE PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED ARMS MOVEMENT WHICH WAS "A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF KENYA'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY".

    THE NEXT DAY, 22 UGANDA ARMY PERSONNEL AND 25 UGANDAN AND TANZANIAN CIVILIANS APPEARED IN A COURT AT NARUKU, ABOUT 120 MILES WEST OF NAIROBI. THEY PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO TWO CHARGES OF POSSESSING ARMS AND IMPORTING THEM UNLAWFULLY INTO THE COUNTRY. THEY WERE REMANDED IN CUSTODY UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY.

    UGANDA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, FELIX ONAMA SAID THE ARMS WERE TRAVELLING FROM TANZANIA TO UGANDA FOR THE UGANDA ARMY. HE SAID THE TRUCKS WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE PASSED ROUND THE WESTERN SIDE OF LAKE VICTORIA, BUT THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE CONVOY HAD ALTERED THE PLAN AND TAKEN THEM THROUGH KENYA TERRITORY.

    THE LORRIES ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE CONTAINED RECOILLESS ANTI-TANK GUNS, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, MACHINE GUNS AND LAND MINES, AS WELL AS RIFLES AND AMMUNITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGEV8BPNOPLE0CGFEI6RM9VKU
    Media URN:
    VLVACGEV8BPNOPLE0CGFEI6RM9VKU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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