President Jomo Kenyatta attended a massive armed forces parade in nairobi yesterday (Tuesday) to mark Kenyatta day -- the anniversary of the Kenyan leader's arrest by British authorities before Independence.
CU President Kenyatta out of car and greeted by Vice President Moi, then walks to dais.
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CU Infantry division,
CU Parachute company.
CU Kenya airforce
SV Kenya navy followed by Kenya police
SV Prison police with dogs.
SV Kenyatta waving
GV Armoured division in parade.
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CU Scout cars.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 15: KENYATTA: "I have complete faith in the energies and talents of our people. Everything that the Government and people together have achieved in these seven short years, has justified the search for dignity and self-determination. Today we can see all the structures and enterprises of a developing modern State, reflecting not only a rise in the living standards of our people, but also a respectable place in the world."
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Background: President Jomo Kenyatta attended a massive armed forces parade in nairobi yesterday (Tuesday) to mark Kenyatta day -- the anniversary of the Kenyan leader's arrest by British authorities before Independence.
Among military detachments at the parade were troops of the Kenya rifles, paratroops, units of the Kenyan Navy and Airforce, and armoured divisions.
Kenyatta day is a public holiday throughout the country and more than 70,000 people were at Uhuru Stadium for the military parade.
In his speech at Uhuru Stadium, President Kenyatta highlighted unemployment as one of Kenya's most complex problems. He went on to comment on progress in Kenya: