British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan flew into Kenya's capital of Nairobi on Tuesday (7 January) to brief President Jomo Kenyatta and other Kenyan leaders on his assessment of the Rhodesian situation.
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SV TILT DOWN Callaghan and wife down steps of 'plane and met by Dr Waiyaki
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SV Kenyan flat
SV PAN Callaghan and Waiyaki sit down in lounge
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SV Callaghan speaking.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 8: CALLAGHAN: "...and I think, therefore, it would be right that I should speak to the Foreign Minister, and he should speak to me, because I discussed these matter with the press ...I intend to put him fully in the picture on the situation as I have found it, and to take the benefit of his advice ... and his wisdom, and his knowledge on these particular matters... as well as that of the President when I met him tomorrow morning."
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This film includes an airport statement by Mr Callaghan.
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Background: British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan flew into Kenya's capital of Nairobi on Tuesday (7 January) to brief President Jomo Kenyatta and other Kenyan leaders on his assessment of the Rhodesian situation.
The Kenya visit is the second-last stop in Mr Callaghan's eight-nation African tour, devoted principally to the Rhodesian question. He is scheduled to make his last stop, in Nigeria, from January 9 to 11 before returning to London.
Mr Callaghan, accompanied by his wife, arrived in Nairobi from Tanzania and was greeted at the airport by Kenya's Foreign Minister. Dr. Munyua Waiyaki. The two Foreign Ministers began their discussions immediately, and Mr Callaghan was scheduled to confer with president Kenyatta on Wednesday (8 January) in the coastal resort of Mombasa.
Although Mr Callaghan declined to reveal any details of his findings so far -- saying he felt he should discuss them with the Kenyan leaders before doing so with the press -- he did confirm that Britain was prepared to discuss what "small, additional help" it could give to Kenya this year to overcome inflation, and particularly increased oil prices.
While in Tanzania, Mr Callaghan offered that country a GBP2.5 million sterling loan repayable over 25 years and tied to British purchases. It was expected that he would make Kenya a similar offer.
Among other subjects expected to be discussed was the problem of Britain's assimilation of the more than 20,000 British passport-holding Asians still living in Kenya - many of whom are awaiting entry vouchers to Britain.