• Short Summary

    STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS SURROUNDED THE TRIAL OF NAHASHON ISAAC NJENGA NJOROGE, ALLEGED ASSASSIN OF KENYAN MINISTER OF ECONOMIC PLANNING TOM MBOYA, WHICH OPENED IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (SEPTEMBER 1).

  • Description

    STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS SURROUNDED THE TRIAL OF NAHASHON ISAAC NJENGA NJOROGE, ALLEGED ASSASSIN OF KENYAN MINISTER OF ECONOMIC PLANNING TOM MBOYA, WHICH OPENED IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (SEPTEMBER 1).

    NJOROGE, A THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD KIKUYU, IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING MBOYA, A MEMBER OF THE LUO TRIBE, OUTSIDE A PHARMACY IN NAIROBI'S GOVERNMENT ROAD ON JULY 5, --- AN ACT THAT TRIGGERED A POLITICAL CRISIS AND INTER-TRIBAL RIOTING BETWEEN THE LUO PEOPLE AND KIKUYUS.

    THE ACCUSED WHISPERED "NOT GUILTY" WHEN ASKED FOR HIS PLEA BY THE PRESIDING EUROPEAN JUDGE, MR. JUSTICE SIMPSON.

    THE CASE IS BEING HEARD BY THE JUDGE ASSISTED BY THREE AFRICAN ASSESSORS -- WHO RETURN VERDICTS, BUT WHOSE ADVICE THE JUDGE IS NOT BOUND TO ACCEPT.

    MBOYA'S SISTER ATTENDED THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRIAL, AND HIS WIFE, MRS. PAMELA MBOYA, WAS PRESENT FOR PART OF THE SECOND DAY'S HEARING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

    OPENING THE CASE FOR THE REPUBLIC, THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PROSECUTOR, MR. JOHN HOBBS, TOLD THE COURT THAT THE PROSECUTION CASE RESTED MAINLY ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. THE PROSECUTION IS DUE TO CALL SOME 50 WITNESSES DURING THE TRIAL WHICH IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

    PRESENT FOR THE FIRST DAY'S HEARING WERE THE GOVERNMENT PROSECUTOR, AND HEAD OF THE NAIROBI CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION, MR. JOHN BELL; THE GOVERNMENT PATHOLOGIST, DR. ROGOFF; AND DR. RAFFIQUE CHAUDRY, THE MAN WHO ATTEMPTED TO RESUSCITATE MBOYA AFTER THE ASSASSINATION.

    POLICE CHECKED THE PASSES OF ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE COURTHOUSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACXNKA4MLZDSSVFJ5W9RD0Y47Y
    Media URN:
    VLVACXNKA4MLZDSSVFJ5W9RD0Y47Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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