Five hundred white farmers stamped, clapped and cheered the Kenya Prime Minister, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta,?
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Background: Five hundred white farmers stamped, clapped and cheered the Kenya Prime Minister, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta, when he told them at a meeting on Monday: "I am sincere when I say we want you."
A rousing reception was given to Mr. Kenyatta when he addressed the meeting at Nakuru, centre of the former White Highlands. He was visiting the area to allay fears on the future of the European farming community, and the Government's agricultural policy.
Mr Kenyatta said: "The most disturbing features in Kenya are suspicion and fear created by Europeans and Africans not knowing each other. We are farmers. The soil joins us all. If we must live together and work together, we must exchange views." He added that all who farmed well would be welcome to remain in Kenya and need have no fears regarding land ownership.
At the end of his speech, the audience, many of whom had gone to jeer, shouted "Harambee" - the Swahili word "togetherness".