In Kenya the campaigning has begun for next February's elections, which will give the Legislative Council its first majority of Kenya Africans.
In Kenya the campaigning has begun for next February's elections, which will give the Legislative Council its first majority of Kenya Africans. One of the earliest election meetings was held at Mombasa, Nov 6, by Mr. Tom Mboya's Kenya African National Union party.
The opening speaker was the party's local leader, Mr. Dennis Okumu, and he was followed by Mr. Mboya - the General Secretary - who called on the crowd of 10,000 to observe a one-minute silence in remembrance of a party supporter killed the day before at Ngong at the rally which opened the election campaign.
He blamed the killing on the leaders of the big rival party, the Kenya African Democratic Union, adding to the increasing hostility between the two groups. The incident took place during a clash between members of different tribes, the Kikuyu and the Masai.
The conflict of tribal as well as party loyalties also led to about 20 people being injured, and further fighting was only prevented by speedy action by a riot squad.