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    Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta arrived at the National Assembly in Nairobi on Tuesday (8 June) to open the second session of Parliament.

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    Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta arrived at the National Assembly in Nairobi on Tuesday (8 June) to open the second session of Parliament.

    SYNOPSIS: The state opening came during the African Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Nairobi. The Speaker of the Kenyan Parliament, Mr. Frederick Mati, Kenyan Vice President, Mr. Daniel Moi, and Kenyan Army commander, Major General, J.K. Mulinge, welcomed President Kenyatta to Parliament. During the Parliamentary Association conference, much of the discussion has been on whether democracy can survive in Africa. And critics of the Kenyan Government have also questioned whether its style of parliamentary government will be allowed to continue.

    Reuters quoted Government opponents as claiming President Kenyatta headed an administration which dealt harshly with its critics. There have also been allegations of widespread corruption, and of a government giving an impression of democracy where non actually exists. The real power, it's claimed, lies outside parliament. The government has rejected the allegations and demanded proof. However, Mr. Josiah Kariuki, one of Kenya's leading opposition Members of Parliament, was murdered last year. And top police officers and other senior officials were named in a parliamentary committee investigation into the killing. The report caused a sensation. Then, last October, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. J.M. Seroney and another parliamentarian, Mr. Martin Shikuku, were.........arrested for alleged attacks on the government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOW4J2BSGCE3WCE670JTMF78K
    Media URN:
    VLVADOW4J2BSGCE3WCE670JTMF78K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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