• Short Summary

    ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE KENYA GOVERNMENT HAS RESIGNED TO JOIN THE GROUP MR OGINGA ODINGA IS LEADING IN OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT KENYATTA.

  • Description


    ONEKO WITH REPORTER: ONEKO ANSWERING QUESTIONS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "MR ACHIENG ONEKO, YOU'VE BEEN A POLITICAL ALLY OF PRESIDENT KENYATTA FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS. WHY ARE YOU LEAVING HIM NOW?"



    ONEKO: "WELL, THERE ARE TWO OR THREE MAJOR REASONS FOR MY LEAVING HIM NOW. ThAT IS, ONE, THE POLICIES THAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO PURSUE ARE NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PEOPLE."



    REPORTER: "AND THE SECOND REASON?"



    ONEKO: "THE SECOND REASON IS THAT WE THINK THE PARTY HAS BECOME VERY FEEBLE INDEED."



    REPORTER: "IS IT YOUR PLAN NOW TO JOIN A NEW PARTY WITH THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF KENYA, MR OGINGA ODINGA?"



    ONEKO: "IF THE PARTY IS GOING TO BE REGISTERED, YES, I'M GOING TO JOIN HIM."



    REPORTER: "IS IT TRUE THAT THIS IS A TRIBAL GROUPING?"



    ONEKO: "IT IS NOT AT ALL A TRIBAL GROUPING BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE FROM THE MEMBER WHO HAVE RESIGNED ROM THE PARTY ARE ALL OVER FROM KENYA AND NOT PARTICULARLY FROM ONE PARTICULAR TRIBE."



    REPORTER: "IN GENERAL THEIR CRITICISM IS THAT KENYA IS TOO ALIGNED TO THE WEST, TO BRITAIN AND AMERICA?"



    ONEKO: "THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY MANY PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTED WITH THE POLICIES, AND PARTICULARLY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOME OF OUR POLICIES."



    REPORTER: "AND THIS IS NOT JUST TOP LEADERSHIP IN POLITICS HERE, IT'S THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY?"



    ONEKO: "IT'S A GENERAL FEELING THAT WE ARE TOO MUCH LEANING TO THE WESTERN POWERS."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE KENYA GOVERNMENT HAS RESIGNED TO JOIN THE GROUP MR OGINGA ODINGA IS LEADING IN OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT KENYATTA. HE IS MR ACHIENG ONEKO, FORMERLY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION, WHO HAS RESIGNED FROM BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE RULING KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION.

    SHORTLY AFTER HE ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION, MR ONEKO ANSWERED A REPORTER'S QUESTIONS. HE HAS SAID THAT HE WAS RELUCTANT TO GO INTO OPPOSITION AGAINST PRESIDENT KENYATTA, WITH WHOM HE SPENT MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN RESTRICTION BEFORE KENYA BECAME INDEPENDENT. BUT THEN HE WENT ON TO ATTACK THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICIES...

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    Film ID:
    VLVAG4B7BQB9WU4S59XW8TVFVV2K
    Media URN:
    VLVAG4B7BQB9WU4S59XW8TVFVV2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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