• Short Summary

    ABOUT 50,000 SINGING AND DANCING KIKUYU TRIBESMEN FLOCKED TO THE NYERI FOOTBALL STADIUM ON MONDAY TO WELCOME THE REMNANTS OF MAU MAU EVACUATING THEIR FOREST HIDEOUTS.

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    ABOUT 50,000 SINGING AND DANCING KIKUYU TRIBESMEN FLOCKED TO THE NYERI FOOTBALL STADIUM ON MONDAY TO WELCOME THE REMNANTS OF MAU MAU EVACUATING THEIR FOREST HIDEOUTS. BY NIGHTFALL MORE THAN 200 HAD ANSWERED PRIME MINISTER JOMO KENYATTA'S APPEAL TO SURRENDER THEIR ARMS AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AS FREE MEN.

    FILM SHOWS SECTIONS OF THE WELCOMING CROWD; A U.S. SUPPORTER OF KANU NAMED LAMEKA; MAU MAU MEMBERS; JOMO KENYATTA HOLDING ALOFT A SURRENDERED RIFLE AND STANDING WITH A MAU MAU MEMBER ON THE PLATFORM.

    MR. KENYATTA HAD RIVEN 100 MILES TO NYERI, FLANKED BY CABINET MINISTERS AND M.P.s., TO JOIN THE WELCOME. HE PRESENTED SEVERAL OF THE MAU MAU TO THE CHEERING CROWD. THE MAU MAU, DRESSED IN ANIMAL SKINS AND WITH THEIR HAIR HANGING LIMPLY IN PLAITS OVER THEIR SHOULDERS, ASSURED THE PRIME MINISTER THAT THEY WOULD NOT FIGHT AGAIN.

    EARLIER, MR. KENYATTA HAD APPEALED TO ALL MAU MAU STILL IN THE FORESTS OF KENYA TO LEAVE THEIR HIDEOUTS AND BRING WITH THEM THEIR FIREARMS. THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE SPECULATION ON THE NUMBER REMAINING BEHIND AND SOME OBSERVERS STATE THE FIGURE COULD REACH THE THOUSANDS.

    MANY OF THE MAU MAU WHO APPEARED ON MONDAY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SPENT THE PAST TEN YEARS IN THE NEARBY MT. KENYA FORESTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD46NDKA4VDQTROMO6HGLYZV6B
    Media URN:
    VLVAD46NDKA4VDQTROMO6HGLYZV6B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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