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    KENYA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENYATTA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE ARMY TRAINING SCHOOL AT LANET, WHERE?

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    KENYA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENYATTA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE ARMY TRAINING SCHOOL AT LANET, WHERE SOLDIERS FROM ALL THREE EAST AFRICAN TERRITORIES TAKE WEAPON TRAINING AND OTHER MILITARY COURSES.

    MR. KENYATTA, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY OTHER GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS, WAS MET BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE KENYA RIFLES, MAJOR-GENERAL FREELAND.

    HE TOLD SOLDIERS OF THE FIFTH BATTALION, THE KENYA RIFLES, THAT THE GOVERNMENT LOOKED TO THEM TO MAINTAIN THE COUNTRY'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY.

    QUARTER GUARD MOUNTED BY A SPECIAL GROUP OF TRAINEES, GREETED MR. KENYATTA WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE SCHOOL. ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL FREELAND, THE PRIME MINISTER THEN INSPECTED THE GUARD. LOOKING ON WERE OTHER MEMBERS OF MR. KENYATTA'S PARTY.

    NEXT, MR. KENYATTA WATCHED MEN ON A BAYONET COURSE. AND THE PRIME MINISTER HAD SOME OF THE POINTS EXPLAINED TO HIM.

    THE NEXT CALL FOR MR. KENYATTA WAS AT THE DEPOT THEATRE WHERE HE TOLD MEN OF THE FIFTH BATTALION THAT KENYA COULD NO LONGER RELY ON OUTSIDE TROOPS TO SAFEGUARD ITS TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY. HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT APPRECIATED THE WAY IN WHICH THE TROOPS WERE SAFEGUARDING THEIR COUNTRY AND EMPHASISED THAT NO COUNTRY COULD SURVIVE UNLESS IT HAD AN EFFICIENT, DISCIPLINED ARMY.

    IN THE FRONT SEATS WERE TWO SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN SHIFTA ATTACKS IN THE NORTH EAST REGION. THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD THE TROOPS THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO EVERYTHING TO BETTER THEIR WORKING CONDITIONS.

    THEN WITH SOME WAVES OF THE FAMOUS WHISK, MR. KENYATTA LED THE TROOPS IN A CHEER. AND TO WIND UP HIS VISIT, THE PRIME MINISTER HAD A CHAT WITH ONE OF THE TROOPS WHO LOST A LEG IN A CLASH IN THE NORTH EAST REGION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQF3KUZA45YW0VG5QNKMRDV0E
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQF3KUZA45YW0VG5QNKMRDV0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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