• Short Summary

    In Kenya, support for interim President Daniel Arap Moi as the country's next president keeps on gathering momentum.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Kenya's acting President Daniel Moi walks to rostrum.
    0.18

    2.
    GV PAN FROM Crowd TO Foreign Minister Munyua Waiyaki speaking at microphone as Moi listening.
    0.42

    3.
    GV Moi listening.
    0.46

    4.
    SV and CU Dr. Njoroge Mungai speaking.
    1.12

    5.
    GV Women in crowd listening.
    1.14

    6.
    SV and CU Moi addresses crows as newsmen take photos (3 shots.)
    1.30

    7.
    SV PAN Moi and others greet leaders among crowd.
    1.52

    8.
    GV Party leaders raise hands ZOOM IN TO Moi.
    2.03


    MUNGAI: KANU, the Nairobi Branch, recognises Your excellency as the sole candidate for the post of President of the Party and of the nation (Applause)......on October six."




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    Background: In Kenya, support for interim President Daniel Arap Moi as the country's next president keeps on gathering momentum.

    SYNOPSIS: A large party rally supporting Mr Moi was held on Saturday 916 September) at State House in the capital, Nairobi. Kenya has only one political party - the Kenya African National Union. Whoever is elected President of the party becomes President of the country. The rally was organised by the Nairobi Branch of KANU to show it was backing Mr. Moi. the Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Munyua Waiyaki, was one of the party leaders to pledge his support.

    Another leader to offer his allegiance was Dr. Njoroge Mungai, a nephew of the late President Jomo Kenyatta.

    Dr Mungai had been earlier considered a possible rival for the position of party President. As several other contenders had done, he removed himself from the running by publicly backing Mr Moi.

    Under party procedures, some sixteen hundred delegates from all over the country, as well as members of Parliament, will meet in Nairobi on October the sixth to choose the new party President. The election will take place as the period of official mourning for President Kenyatta comes to an end. All signs point to Mr Moi's election being a foregone conclusion. Kenya's National Assembly and the Cabinet have pledged their support for Mr Moi, as have Kenva's two daily newspapers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZEWBG6YJZ10QVLJ4C9PLU9MS
    Media URN:
    VLVAZEWBG6YJZ10QVLJ4C9PLU9MS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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