Crowds gathered outside the Courthouse, Nairobi, carrying banners and cheering as seven African-elected members of the Kenya Legislative Council were escorted to parliament buildings.
G.V. Crowd outside courthouse.
Ditto- with banners.
L.V. LEGCO Members coming out of Courthouse after reaching their verdict.
S.C.U. LEGCO Members and Mr. Pritt Q.C. pose for camera, and wave to crowd.
L.V. Ditto- they walk towards camera, on route to Parliament building.
S.V. LEGCO Members pushing into crowd.
G.V. Party and crowd towards camera.
G.V. Crowd marching towards Parliament building.
L.V. Parliament tower.
L.V. LEGCO Members - crowd walking towards.
L.V.Towards Ditto- entering Parliament gates.
L.V. Police controlling crowds outside parliament.
S.V. Ditto- with banners.
S.V. LEGCO Members have to crow from parliament steps.
G.V. Crowd dispersing outside parliament.
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Background: Crowds gathered outside the Courthouse, Nairobi, carrying banners and cheering as seven African-elected members of the Kenya Legislative Council were escorted to parliament buildings. The seven had just been fined GBP75 each for defaming six Africans who had announced they would seek election to special seats on the Council.
Supporters also gathered outside the parliament building itself and had to be controlled by the Kenya police. With the convicted seven went their counsel, Mr. D.N. Pritt, Q.C.
It was stated that the defendants had issued a statement in March, critical of the six candidates policy of moderation and co-operation with other races in Kenya "for the good of the country in general and the African cause in particular." Defendants, it was stated, had accused the six of betraying the African cause.