• Short Summary

    There was great excitement, dancing and the beating of drums by some ten thousand people at Naivasha, Kenya, Nov 13, preceding the arrival at an election meeting of President of the Kenya African National Union, James Gichuru.

  • Description

    There was great excitement, dancing and the beating of drums by some ten thousand people at Naivasha, Kenya, Nov 13, preceding the arrival at an election meeting of President of the Kenya African National Union, James Gichuru.

    To the chanting of cheer leaders, Gichuru was ceremoniously carried to the platform to make his speech about next February's elections.

    He told the large crowds what had happened during his recent London talks with Colonial Secretary Inin Macleod. He said he did not want another 'Congo' in Kenya when 'Uhuru' (Freedom) was granted by the British.

    Saying that Africans should not think that Uhuru means the abolition of work, Mr Gichuru stated that they should follow the lead of Tanganyika and make the slogan 'Uhuru na Kazi' (Freedom and work). This was greeted with a mixed reception.

    After Mr Gichuru had spoken at another political meeting at Ngong Nov 5, a tribal battle broken out. One Kikuyu was killed and 24 other Africans were injured.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIZ8K6SRHB62ERTEPS5F44UE5
    Media URN:
    VLVAIZ8K6SRHB62ERTEPS5F44UE5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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