The Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Mr. Nzo Ekangaki, met President?
GV EXT - State House in Nairobi.
SCU PAN INT - Kenyatta enters room and shakes hands with OAU Sec. Gen. Ekangaki and aides.
SV PAN from Attorney General Njonjo (nearest) and Vice President Moi to Kenyatta and Ekangaki.
CU PAN - From Kenyatta to Ekangaki.
SV & CU Ekangaki watches aide write statement.
SV & CU EXT. Ekangaki (centre) with aides and Moi and Njonjo.
SCU Njonjo (left) and Ekangaki.
SCU PAN from Vice President Moi to Ekangaki.
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Background: The Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Mr. Nzo Ekangaki, met President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya in Nairobi on Thursday (21 September).
There was no official statement from the 45-minute meeting, but Reuters news agency has said the mounting crisis between Uganda and Tanzania was the main topic.
The OAU Secretary General is holding a series of meetings with East African leaders to try and reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict. It was though that President Kenyatta might be able to bring his prestige and influence to bear as a mediator. Mr. Ekangaki is shortly expected to visit the other three countries bordering Uganda, -- Sudan, Zaire and Rwanda.
President Kenyatta was accompanied at the Nairobi meeting by Vice President Daniel Arap Moi and the Attorney General, Mr. Charles Njonjo.
SYNOPSIS: Concern among African nations over the Uganda situation led to a meeting on Thursday between President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya and the Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, Mr. Nzo Ekangaki.
They met at the State House in Nairobi amid reports of continuing fighting in south west Uganda and Tanzanian claims that Uganda had bombed towns in Tanzania.
Kenya's Attorney General, Mr. Charles Njonjo, and the Vice President, Mr. Daniel Arap Moi, supported President Kenyatta in his talks with Mr. Ekangaki.
There was no official statement from the forty-five minute meeting.
The mounting crisis between Uganda and Tanzania was believed to be the main topic. It was through by newsman that Mr. Ekangaki might ask President Kenyatta to use his influence and prestige as a mediator.
Mr. Ekangaki had earlier had talks in Addis Ababa with the Ambassadors of Sudan, Zaire, Rwanda and Kenya, which all border Uganda. He was expected to visit these countries soon for more talks.
An OAU statement said Mr. Ekangaki was also in contact with authorities in Uganda and Tanzania.