• Short Summary

    THERE IS LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO BEFORE DECEMBER 11 - THE DAY KENYA BECOMES FULLY INDEPENDENT.

  • Description

    THERE IS LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO BEFORE DECEMBER 11 - THE DAY KENYA BECOMES FULLY INDEPENDENT.BIG PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY TO ENSURE THE CELEBRATIONS WILL BE MOST SPECTACULAR OF ALL THE INDEPENDENCE FESTIVITIES THAT HAVE BEEN HELD IN AFRICA DURING RECENT YEARS.

    AT THE CITY HALL, NAIROBI, A LARGE AMOUNT OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IS UNDERWAY, INCLUDING THE ERECTION OF A BALLROOM FOR THE INDEPENDENCE BALL.THE TOTAL COST FOR ONE EVENING'S DANCING IS PUT AT GBP26,000.THE VAST STADIUM, WHERE THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL WITNESS THE HAULING DOWN OF THE UNION JACK AND THE HOISTING OF THE NEW KENYA FLAG, IS ALMOST COMPLETE.THE COST OF THE STANDS ALONE IS IN THE REGION OF GBP100,000.THE GOVERNMENT ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 300,000 PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE CAPITAL FOR THE CELEBRATIONS.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY THAT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WOULD BE THE QUEEN'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE AT THE KENYA-AND ZANZIBAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS, WHICH WILL BE HELD JUST BEFOREHAND.THE CHOICE OF THE DUKE HAS BEEN WELCOMED BY MR.MPOYA WHO HAS OVERALL CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.THE DUKE LAST VISITED KENYA IN 1952.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJ9U515303980A2FL5TKVJKRX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJ9U515303980A2FL5TKVJKRX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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