Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere arrived in Nairobi by air on Friday (22 October) for a brief stopover on his way home from attending the East and Central African summit conference in Mogadishu.
GV Aircraft taxing
SV PAN Kenyatta and party walk to aircraft
SV Nyerere down steps and greeted by Kenyatta
MCU Nyerere meets Kenya Cabinet members
CU Guard of honour
LV & MV Nyerere inspects guard of honour (2 shots)
GV Nyerere and Kenyatta review march past
MV Kenyatta and Nyerere off rostrum and into car (2 shots)
SV PAN Car away
GV EXT Kenya State House
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Background: Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere arrived in Nairobi by air on Friday (22 October) for a brief stopover on his way home from attending the East and Central African summit conference in Mogadishu.
President Kenyatta met him at the airport and the two leaders drove together to Nairobi's state house for lunch. No details of their discussions were made available, but observers believe they must have talked about the East African community -- linking Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania -- and the latest border clashes between Uganda and Tanzania.
President Nyerere left later in the day for Dar Es Salaam. It was the first meeting between the two leaders since January when a military coup overthrew President Milton Obote in neighbouring Uganda. The coup led to tension between Uganda and Tanzania.
SYNOPSIS: Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere stopped over in Nairobi on Friday for a brief visit on his way home from the East and Central African States summit conference in Mogadishu He was met at the airport by President Jomo Kenyatta. It was the first meeting of the two leaders since a military coup in neighbouring Uganda overthrew President Milton Obote in January. This led to tension between Tanzania, which backed Doctor Obote, and the new Ugandan regime. In turn, the events hampered the functioning of the East African Community which links Kenya. Tanzania and Uganda with common market and common services, including airways, railways, postal services, external telecommunications and taxation.
President Nyerere, answering questions later at the airport, told newsmen that it was a pity there were border incidents between Tanzania and Uganda. He said border fighting was a sad thing for 30 million East Africans after the cooperation demonstrated by the East African Community. He added that he had every hope for the future of the Community and the unity it stood for.
The two leaders then left for a working lunch at State House. President Nyerere was later to leave for Dar Es Salaam after discussing the border clashes with President Kenyatta.