The three-man delegation pressing for the release of Jomo Kenyatta, the former Mau Mau manager in Kenya, arrived back at Nairobi Airport, Kenya, Jan 15.
LV Crowd of dancers arrive at airport for welcome home of Gichuru delegation.
CU PAN..women dancers.
CU Drums beating.
SV Dancers passing.
SV Gichuru, Mungai and Chokwe (Gichuru in centre) leave plane.
SV Welcome banner and crowd.
CU Poster "Long Live Kenyatta and those who fight under his banner" pan to picture of Kenyatta.
SV Gichuru is greeted by Tom Mboya and others.
SV Crowd cheering and waving.
CV Gichuru waving.
CU Gichuru and Mboya riding on Landrover through crowd.
LV Crowd with banners.
SV PAN..Gichuru and Mboya on Landrover through crowd.
GV Crowd and banners.
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Background: The three-man delegation pressing for the release of Jomo Kenyatta, the former Mau Mau manager in Kenya, arrived back at Nairobi Airport, Kenya, Jan 15. The three - President Gichuru of the Kenya African National Union, Dr.Mungai and Mr.Chokwe - had been to London, U.K.
Mr. Gichuru said they would be resuming talks they had in London with Kenya's Governor (Sir Patrick Renison) during the next few days. They were "very very hopeful" of receiving a definite answer as to the future of Kenyatta. Sir Patrick had been to London for the conference of East African Governors; and returned to Nairobi Jan 13.
K.A.N.U. is increasing its interest in Kenyatta as a prelude to the elections in Kenya next month, under which Africans will get a big majority in the Legislative Council. K.A.N.U. wants him as the first Chief Minister. Kenyatta, sentenced in 1953, was discharged from prison in 1959, but has since been restricted to a remote area and excluded from politics.
When the three-man delegation got back to Nairobi, Kenya African leader Tom Mboya was waiting to greet them. So were about 10,000 supporters ... and the airport scene was further enlivened by a group of dancers and Africans singing "Uhuru" (freedom) songs.