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    JOMO KENYATTA, FORMER MAU MAU MANAGER IN KENYA, PRESIDED OVER A JOINT MEETING OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION AND KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION FULL PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING, AUG.25.

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    JOMO KENYATTA, FORMER MAU MAU MANAGER IN KENYA, PRESIDED OVER A JOINT MEETING OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION AND KENYA AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC UNION FULL PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING, AUG.25.

    IT WAS HIS FIRST VISIT TO NAIROBI SINCE THE LIFTING OF ALL RESTRICTIONS ON HIM; AND WHEN HE MADE A BRIEF APPEARANCE OUTSIDE THE BUILDING, A CROWD OF SEVERAL THOUSANDS RUSHED POLICE BARRIERS AND BROKE DOWN RAILINGS IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO GET NEAR HIM. THEY WERE SHOUTING, CHEERING AND WAVING.

    MR. TOM MBOYA AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ACCOMPANIED HIM FORMED A CORDON AROUND HIM AND THE PARTY RETREATED TO THE BUILDING. A FEW MINUTES LATER, MR. KENYATTA GREETED THE CROWD ONCE MORE - FROM THE SAFETY OF A BALCONY ON THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING.

    LATER, A JOINT KANU-KADU COMMUNIQUE SAID IT WAS AGREED THAT KENYA SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT ON FEBRUARY 1, 1962. THE PARTIES HAVE AGREED TO ESTABLISH AN INTERIM COALITION GOVERNMENT, AND WILL DEMAND JOINTLY THAT KENYA SHOULD MOVE FORWARD NOW TO FULL INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT WITHOUT THE CHIEF MINISTER STAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOA11X59MY6K36DM4G88Y5V2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOA11X59MY6K36DM4G88Y5V2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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