• Short Summary

    THE WEEKEND-ELECTIONS IN KENYA HAVE PRODUCED ONE-HUNDRED NEW FACES FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING THE COUNTRY'S FIRST-EVER WOMAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.

  • Description

    THE WEEKEND-ELECTIONS IN KENYA HAVE PRODUCED ONE-HUNDRED NEW FACES FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING THE COUNTRY'S FIRST-EVER WOMAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. SHE IS MRS. GRACE ONYANGO, A FORMER MAYOR OF KISUMU, A LONG-TIME POLITICAL TROUBLESPOT.

    AS IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY, KISUMU, ON LAKE VICTORIA, TYPIFIED THE SCENE OF KENYAN ELECTORS GATHERED AT POLLING STATIONS TO CHOOSE THE COUNTRY'S FIRST NEW PARLIAMENT SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

    LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AGO, KISUMU WAS THE CENTRE OF WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE AND RIOTING. AS A RESULT, THE OPPOSITION PARTY STRONGHOLD IN THE AREA WAS BANNED AND POLITICAL LEADERS ARRESTED, ARE STILL IN DETENTION.

    THE ELECTION IS EVEN MORE SPECTACULAR AS A RESULT OF THE UNEXPECTED SWING AMONG VOTERS IN THE AREA, FROM WHICH THE BANNED OPPOSITION KENYA PEOPLE'S UNION DERIVED MOST OF ITS SUPPORT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEBFY5DYQHQ2FF72IFMNG73RK7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEBFY5DYQHQ2FF72IFMNG73RK7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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