Tributes to President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, a man who held a unique place among African leaders who lead their countries to independence, continued to pour in on Wednesday (23 August).
SCU President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia speaking in English
GV United Nations General Assembly "Law of the Sea Plenary" (SILENT) (3 shots)
SV Counsellor Patrice Houngavou of Benin speaking in French while delegates listen (2 shots)
SV Assistant Secretary General of O.A.U. Noureddine Djoudi speaking in French and delegates listening (2 shots)
SV United States delegate Elliot Richardson speaking in English
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: KAUNDA: "....the United Republic of Kenya, from different warring tribes to one united nation. We pray that what he has built the people of Kenya will value and use it to continue the development of their country.
SEQ. 5: RICHARDSON: "A towering figure in the African and world community has passed into history. As we honour the memory of this inspired and spirited statesman today, we hope that his example will remain a shining light in our troubled world."
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Background: Tributes to President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, a man who held a unique place among African leaders who lead their countries to independence, continued to pour in on Wednesday (23 August). At the United Nations "Law of the Sea Plenary" delegates paid special tribute to him, while in Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda talked about how Kenya had been transformed under President Kenyatta's guidance.
SYNOPSIS: In the United Nations General Assembly delegates to the Law of the Sea Conference took time out to pay tribute to the memory of Jomo Kenyatta.
Patrice Houngavou of Benin said that the name of Kenyatta is a great name, a name that will for future generations and even present generations, call to mind numerous events in the liberation of Africa.
The assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, Noureddine Djoudi, said that in the armed struggle waged against British colonialism, Jomo Kenyatta yielded neither to threats, nor to arrest, nor to imprisonment. His serene assurance, his deep conviction in an irreversible liberation process, enabled him to conduct his struggle to the end. And the United States representative at the conference, Elliot Richardson, voiced the feelings of his Government.