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    On Feb 22 - day-two of his six-day visit to Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika - Mr.

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    On Feb 22 - day-two of his six-day visit to Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika - Mr. G. Mennen Williams, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs was taken on a tour of agricultural projects in the Embu area, at the foot of Mount Kenya.

    Accompanied by his wife and Sir Walter Coutts, Kenya's Chief Secretary, Mr Williams, who created something of a stir on his arrival when he said "Africans should have self determination, free of the pressures of the cold war, at the speed they wanted", visited irrigation and land improvement projects, and two villages.

    At the first village, he was taken to a school where he went round the classrooms and solemnly shook some tiny black hands. At another village he saw two stores that have been established with a direct subsidy from the American International Co-operation Administration Funds. One store was in the progress of being extended so Mr Williams laid a brick. It was the first day of polling in the general elections, and at polling stations nearby, Mr Williams stopped to talk with people queuing to cast their votes.

    As personal envoy of President Kennedy, Mr Williams has already visited Ethiopia, and Somalia, and will visit the two Congo Republics, the Cameroun Republic, Nigeria, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Upper Volta.

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