• Short Summary

    Kenyatta Day is celebrated every year in Kenya to mark the anniversary of the day in 1952 that Jomo Kenyatta, now the country's President, was arrested for "managing" Mau Mau, the Kenyan Nationalist movement which was destined to lead the country to independence.

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    Kenyatta Day is celebrated every year in Kenya to mark the anniversary of the day in 1952 that Jomo Kenyatta, now the country's President, was arrested for "managing" Mau Mau, the Kenyan Nationalist movement which was destined to lead the country to independence. President Kenyatta customarily wears the same leather jacket on these occasions as the one he was arrested in twenty-four years ago.

    SYNOPSIS: The band of the Kenya Armed Forces led the march past at Nairobi's Uhuru Park on Wednesday (20th October) to celebrate the twenty-fourth anniversary of the arrest of President Kenyatta by the then colonial Government. In independent Kenya, the day is marked by festivities in every town and district.

    A special police unit mounted on camels and fresh from anti cattle-rustling duty in the semi desert north of Kenya attracted the attention of the large crowd at Uhuru Park - as did a drive-past of mechanised vehicles drawn from the Kenya Army, Air Force, Police Force, and National Youth Service.

    But the high point of the parade just before the President made his annual speech for the occasion, was a fly-past of transport aircraft and jet fighters mounted by the Kenya Air Force.

    At the conclusion of his speech, President Kenyatta who is now in his eighties, left Uhuru Park in an open limousine, waving his famous fly-whisk in acknowledgement of the cheers of the crowd.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4DNT1HHSURAHG697KL6LFM18
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4DNT1HHSURAHG697KL6LFM18
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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