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    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) OPENED A NEW COMPUTER CENTRE IN NAIROBI. THE?

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    KENYATTA ARRIVING AND WELCOMED;



    KENYATTA SPEAKING; GUESTS IN



    AUDIENCE; UNVEILING; KENYATTA SHOWN AROUND OPERATIONS.




    Initials DHC/VS/JF/SC



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    Background: PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) OPENED A NEW COMPUTER CENTRE IN NAIROBI. THE OPENING CEREMONY, ATTENDED BY ALMOST 100 MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LEADING BUSINESSMEN, TOOK PLACE AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE NATIONAL AND GRINDLAYS BANK.

    LORD ALDINGTON, THE CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL AND GRINDLAYS, FLEW FROM LONDON TO TAKE PART IN THE CEREMONY. IN A SPEECH LORD ALDINGTON TOLD THE GUESTS: "THIS IS THE FIRST COMPUTER ANY BANK HAS INSTALLED IN AN EAST AFRICAN COUNTRY, AND, WE BELIEVED, IN ANY WEST AFRICAN OR CENTRAL AFRICAN COUNTRY."
    PRESIDENT KENYATTA ALSO MADE A SPEECH IN WHICH HE SPOKE ABOUT THE NEED FOR MORE SOPHISTICATED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS IN HIS COUNTRY.

    LATER HE UNVIELD A PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE OCCASION AND THEN PRESSED A BUTTON WHICH SET THE COMPUTERS IN OPERATION.

    WITH LORD ALDINGTON AND OTHER BANK OFFICIALS PRESIDENT KENYATTA TOURED THE COMPUTER PLANT. HE WAS SHOWN THE NEW EQUIPMENT, WHICH KEEP A RECORD OF ALL THE BANK;S DEALING, AND PROVIDE ALMOST IMMEDIATE ACCESS AT THE SAME TIME.

    AT THE END OF THE TOUR LORD ALDINGTON PRESENTED THE KENYAN LEADER WITH A PEDIGREED HEIFER, INCLUDING ITS PEDIGREE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73PVSXJT1M9WYCG65J30ORN0J
    Media URN:
    VLVA73PVSXJT1M9WYCG65J30ORN0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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