• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 600 PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR KENYA'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS SINCE INDEPENDENCE, HAVE PAID THEIR FEES OF ABOUT GBP STERLING TO REGISTER AS CANDIDATES.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 600 PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR KENYA'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS SINCE INDEPENDENCE, HAVE PAID THEIR FEES OF ABOUT GBP STERLING TO REGISTER AS CANDIDATES. MORE THAN 700 ARE EXPECTED TO CONTEST THE ELECTIONS WHICH WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER THE 6TH.

    ANYONE WHO IS A CITIZEN OF KENYA, A MEMBER OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION PARTY, A REGISTERED VOTER AND ABLE TO PUT UP THE DEPOSIT, CAN REGISTER AS A CANDIDATE. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT SEATS WILL BE CONTESTED IN THE ELECTIONS, AND THERE ARE AS MANY 22 CANDIDATES FOR SOME SEATS.

    THE K.A.N.U., WHICH IS THE ONLY POLITICAL PARTY IN KENYA AT THE MOMENT, WILL NOT BACK NAY INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATE WITH FINANCING OR ORGANISATION.

    THE GOVERNMENT BANNED THE OPPOSITION PARTY, THE KENYA PEOPLES UNION SEVERAL WEEKS AGO BECAUSE, IT SAID, THE LEADERS WERE TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

    HOWEVER, TWO GOVERNMENT MINISTERS HAVE GIVEN ASSURANCES THAT THERE IS NO INTENTION TO KEEP KENYA A ONE-PARTY, STATE. MR. MWAI KIBAKI, MINISTER FOR COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AND DEFENCE MINISTER DR. NJORGE MUNGAI, TOLD A RECENT PRESS CONFERENCE THAT KENYA WOULD NOT BE MADE INTO ONE-PARTY STATE BY LAW. DR. MUNGAI IS THE K.A.N.U. SPOKESMAN ON ELECTION MATTERS.

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA HAS ALLOWED TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN MEMBERS OF K.A.N.U. FOR THE RECQUIRED SIX MONTHS TO STAND IN THE ELECTIONS. THEY ARE A FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BANNED K.P.U., MR. BILDAD KAGGIA, AND MRS. GRACE ONYANGO, A FORMER MAYOR OF KISUMU.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE918UQKYAL8M4U4YB7D1P8RKN
    Media URN:
    VLVAE918UQKYAL8M4U4YB7D1P8RKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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