The first large group of Asians expelled from Uganda travelled by train through Kenya this week.
LV & CU "Karanja" in Mombasa harbour
LV & SV Asians going abroad (2 shots)
SV & CU Police checking papers on gangplank (2 shots)
SV & CU Asians on deck (2 shots)
LV PAN..Asians line rails as others watch from quay (2 shots)
TV PAN..from Asians on ship to others on quay
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Background: The first large group of Asians expelled from Uganda travelled by train through Kenya this week. At Mombasa, on Wednesday (Sept 20) they boarded the liner Karanja to be taken to India - for many the "home" country they have never seen.
Many of the Ugandan Asians told of being beaten and robbed by Ugandan soldiers as they left the country. Everything they had of value was taken, right down to wristwatches. One Sikh was even forced to strip naked and his turban was searched for hidden items.
But when they reached Kenya the Asians found a different attitude. They were looked after by such organisations as the Hindu Union, and both the police and customs appeared to make their passage through Kenya as easy as possible.