• Short Summary

    DURING THE PAST WEEK, THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION (KANU) HAS FACED ONE OF ITS BIGGEST UPHEAVALS FOR SOME TIME WITH THE RESIGNATION OF SEVERAL OF ITS OFFICIALS AND A MOVE TO FORM A RIVAL PARTY.

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    DURING THE PAST WEEK, THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION (KANU) HAS FACED ONE OF ITS BIGGEST UPHEAVALS FOR SOME TIME WITH THE RESIGNATION OF SEVERAL OF ITS OFFICIALS AND A MOVE TO FORM A RIVAL PARTY. MANY OF THE TROUBLES ARE ATTRIBUTED TO TRIBAL JEALOUSIES AND DISPUTES.

    HOWEVER, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF KANU, MR. TOM MBOYA, VENTURED INTO AN AREA CONSIDERED TO BE THE STRONGHOLD OF ONE OF THE BREAKAWAY OFFICIALS, MR. PAUL NGEI. NGEI, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE KAMBA TRIBE, IS FORMING A RIVAL AFRICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, TO CHALLENGE KANU.

    DESPITE THE POURING RAIN, ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN FROM NGEI'S KAMBA TRIBE WAITED TO GREET MBOYA AND OTHER LEADING OFFICIALS OF KANU. HUNDREDS STAGED A TRADITIONAL DANCE OF WELCOME FOR MBOYA.

    SPEAKING IN SWAHILI, MR. MBOYA TOLD THE CROWD THAT THEIR JOB WAS TO FIGHT THE EUROPEANS, AS THEY WERE THE ENEMIES OF THE AFRICANS. HE SAID: "THEY TOOK OUR LAND. THEY ARE OUR ENEMIES AND WE MUST FIGHT THEM WITH ALL MEANS AVAILABLE UNTIL THE FLAG OF AFRICANS FOES UP IN KENYA".

    THE MEETING WAS HELD AT NUNGUNI, HIGH IN THE WAKAMBA HILLS IN THE HEART OF THE UKAMBANI COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCQHZAJNBK9P4IG78VM0Y60VH
    Media URN:
    VLVADCQHZAJNBK9P4IG78VM0Y60VH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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