• Short Summary

    VOTING IS IN FULL SWING IN KENYA'S FIRST ELECTION FOR INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT. MORE THAN 2?

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV LUMBWA POLLING STATION
    0.05

    2.
    SV CROWDS OUTSIDE POLLING STATION
    0.09

    3.
    SV POLICE STRUGGLE TO KEEP CROWDS BACK (2 SHOTS)
    0.17

    4.
    LV DITTO
    0.23

    5.
    GV INJURED WOMAN CARRIED OFF
    0.25

    6.
    SLV WOMAN INTO LAND POVER
    0.30

    7.
    GV VOTERS MOVE PAST
    0.37

    8.
    GV POLICE STAND BY
    0.40

    9.
    SV VOTERS
    0.48

    10.
    AERIAL V..COAST REGION NEAR LAMU
    0.53

    11.
    AERIAL V..OF LAMU
    0.58

    12.
    SV OF COAST
    1.01

    13.
    SV POLLING STATION AT LAMU
    1.05

    14.
    GV MOSLEM WOMEN ARRIVE AT STATION TO VOTE
    1.12

    15.
    SV POLICEMAN CHECKS ELECTION CARDS
    1.15

    16.
    CU'S..MOSLEM WOMEN (3 SHOTS)
    1.21

    17.
    GV COCONUT TREES
    1.23

    18.
    LV POLLING STATION
    1.27

    19.
    CU'S..SIGN "POLLING STATION"
    1.30

    20.
    LV AFRICAN WOMEN
    1.32

    21.
    SV AFRICAN VOTER
    1.35

    22.
    SV PAN..AFRICANS
    1.41

    23.
    SV BABY BEING STRAPPED TO MOTHER'S BACK
    1.44

    24.
    CU BABY
    1.46



    Initials PGR/S/MGT/ES


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO 3643/63 (19 MAY 1963) KENYA ELECTIONS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VOTING IS IN FULL SWING IN KENYA'S FIRST ELECTION FOR INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT. MORE THAN 2 1/2-MILLION KENYANS, OVER 90 PER CENT OF THEM AFRICANS, ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE "ONE MAN, ONE VOTE" POLL, WHICH IS BEING HELD ON SIX DAYS FOR REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEGISLATURES.

    VOTING WAS QUIET IN MOST AREAS. BUT IN LUMBWA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) THERE WERE SCUFFLES WHEN POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO CONTROL A BIG CROWD OF AFRICAN VOTERS THAT GATHERED OUTSIDE A VOTING STATION BEFORE VOTING OFFICIALLY STARTED. A WOMAN WAS INJURES IN THE CRUSH.

    IN LAMU, ON THE COAST, VOTERS DANCED THEIR WAY TO POLLING BOOTHS, SINGING AND CHANTING. AFRICANS WHO VOTED HAD THEIR FINGERS STAINED WITH DYE TO ENSURE THEY VOTED ONLY ONCE.

    VEILED MOSLEM WOMEN AND AFRICAN MOTHERS WITH BABIES SLUNG ON THEIR BACKS WERE AMONG EARLY VOTERS.

    CONTESTANTS IN THE ELECTION ARE THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION (KANU), THE KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION (KADU), AND THE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY. VOTING CARDS BEAR SYMBOLS - A COCKEREL REPRESENTING KANU, AN OPEN HAND REPRESENTING KADU AND A MAN DANCING, THE SIGN OF THE A.P.P. FINAL RESULTS ARE NOT EXPECTED BEFORE MAY 28.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACUFMTZDIY5PV1I7WE9L117S40
    Media URN:
    VLVACUFMTZDIY5PV1I7WE9L117S40
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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