• Short Summary

    THE LARGEST CO-OPERATIVE FARM IN KENYA WAS OPENED OFFICIALLY BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENYATTA,?

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    1.
    LV KENYATTA ARRIVES AT FARM.
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    2.
    CU CHILDREN APPLAUD
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    3.
    V KENYATTA WALKS ACROSS FARMLAND.
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    4.
    LV CATTLE.
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    5.
    CU KENYATTA
    0.22

    6.
    CU POULTRY
    0.26

    7.
    SV KENYATTA LOOKS AT POULTRY (2 SHOTS)
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    8.
    LV KENYATTA LOOKS AT CALVES (3 SHOTS)
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    9.
    LV KENYATTA ON TOUR OF INSPECTION.
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    10.
    SV TWO GOATS PRESENTED TO KENYATTA (2 SHOTS).
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    11.
    LV PAN... KENYATTA LEAVES BY CAR.
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    Background: THE LARGEST CO-OPERATIVE FARM IN KENYA WAS OPENED OFFICIALLY BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENYATTA, ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 5TH) AT KOMA ROCK, IN THE MACHAKOS AREA.

    THE FARM COVERS EIGHT-THOUSAND ACRES AND PRODUCES SISAL, BEEF, AND DAIRY AND POULTRY PRODUCTS.

    IT'S RUN BY THE DRUMVALE FARMERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY OF SEVENTY-FIVE MEMBERS, WHO RAISED HALF OF THE TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND POUNDS NEEDED TO PURCHASE THEN FARM FROM ITS ORIGINAL OWNER, A EUROPEAN.

    MR. KENYATTA WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS TOUR OF THE FARM BY THE MINISTER FOR COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, DR. KIANO.

    THEY SAW COWS WHICH PRODUCE 350 GALLONS OF MILK A DAY, AND POULTRY THAT LAY ALTOGETHER 300 EGGS A DAY.

    MR. KENYATTA SAID LATER THAT THERE WAS NO MORE IMPORTANT TASK IN KENYA THAN THAT OF DEVELOPING THE LAND AND MAKING IT PRODUCTIVE.

    HE SAID THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT MUST BECOME KENYA'S PRINCIPAL WEAPON IN ITS STRUGGLE FOR A BETTER LIFE, AND FAR BETTER CONDITIONS FOR THE PEOPLE.

    MR. KENYATTA SAID THAT ABOUT NINETY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES HAD BEEN REGISTERED IN KENYA, AND THERE WAS A WAITING LIST OF SOME EIGHTY MORE.

    HE GAVE ASSURANCES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO EVERYTHING IT COULD TO HELP THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT TO SUCCEED.

    AT THE END OF HI VISIT AND BEFORE RETURNING TO NAIROBI, THE SOCIETY PRESENTED MR. KENYATTA WITH TWO GOATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUBY4EBO9H4LCCYVHO4P5GOPX
    Media URN:
    VLVACUBY4EBO9H4LCCYVHO4P5GOPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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