• Short Summary

    RECALLED FROM CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - KENYA'S MINISTERS MEETING FOR YESTERDAY'S EMERGENCY SESSION OVER THE TROUBLED NORTH-EAST REGION.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.KENYATTA AND MBOYA WITH ARMY AND POLICE CHIEFS.
    0.05

    2.
    SV PAN..DITTO.
    0.11

    3.
    SV.KENYATTA, MBOYA TALKS TO OTHERS.
    0.28

    4.
    SV TILT DOWN..GARISSA FORT.
    0.37

    5.
    GV.SIGN "GARISSA POLICE".
    0.40

    6.
    GV & SCU..POLICE DETACHMENT DRILL.
    0.48

    7.
    SLV.GUARD ON WALL OF FORT.
    0.51

    8.
    SV.POLICE OFFICER TALKS TO SOMALI.
    0.54

    9.
    CU.POLICE OFFICER.
    0.58

    10.
    CU.DISTRICT CHIEF HAJI IBRAHIM ABDI.
    1.04

    11.
    GV.POLICE OFFICER TALKS TO OTHERS.
    1.10

    12.
    GV.POLITICAL MEETING OUTSIDE MOSQUE.
    1.14

    13.
    SLV & SCU..CHIEFS (2 SHOTS).
    1.20

    14.
    GV.MEETING.
    1.23

    15.
    GV PAN..POLICE LEAVE FOR PATROL, CLIMB INTO TRUCK.
    1.30

    16.
    CU TO LV..TRUCK DRIVES OUT OF FORT.
    1.37

    17.
    AERIAL V..WAJIR TOWNSHIP.
    1.52



    Initials JRG/V/MGT/PC JRG/V/MGT/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RECALLED FROM CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - KENYA'S MINISTERS MEETING FOR YESTERDAY'S EMERGENCY SESSION OVER THE TROUBLED NORTH-EAST REGION.

    THEY DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE REGION AND PARLIAMENT IS BEING RECALLED ON DECEMBER 31 TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION.

    THEIR DECISION, SAID A STATEMENT, CAME AFTER WHAT IT CALLED CONTINUED RAIDS IN THE REGION.THEY BLAMED SOMALI SECESSIONISTS FOR THEM AND SAY THE SOMALIS HAVE BEEN KEEPING UP INCURSIONS IN THE NORTH-EAST REGION SINCE KENYA BECAME INDEPENDENT 14 DAYS AGO.

    MILITARY AND POLICE POSTS HAVE BEEN CONTINUALLY RAIDED INSIDE THE KENYA BORDER, ACCORDING TO THE CABINET STATEMENT.A FIVE-MILE (8 KMS) WIDE PROHIBITED ZONE IS BEING SET UP ON THE KENYA SIDE OF THE SOMALI BORDER AND ANYONE FOUND IN IT WITHOUT PERMISSION WILL BE LIABLE TO ARREST.

    POLICE HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING REPORTS THAT GANGS OF RAIDERS HAVE BEEN TERRORISING LOCAL SOMALIS AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN "STEALING, CATTLE, BEATING WOMEN, AND THREATENING TO MURDER TRIBAL CHIEFS."
    OFFICIALS IN NAIROBI SAID THAT LOCAL SOMALIS IN THE REGION HAD ASKED THE PRIME MINISTER MR.KENYATTA FOR PROTECTION BUT AT THIS RALLY OUTSIDE THE MOSQUE IN WAJIR THE MAIN CRY WAS "DOWN WITH KENYATTA".

    A CORRESPONDENT ON THE SPOT SAYS THAT MOST OF THE SOMALIS IN KENYA - A MINORITY GROUP - WOULD PREFER UNION WITH SOMALIA BUT THEY DO NOT WANT A MAJOR STRUGGLE TO BREAK OUT.

    ACTION TO PREVENT THE INCURSIONS BY THE KENYA POLICE AND KENYA RIFLES IS BEING INCREASED NOW THAT THE RAINS ARE STOPPING.THE GREAT PLAINS ARE DRYING OUT AND MILITARY VEHICLES CAN BE USED.

    THE REGION IS A VAT AND LONELY AREA - ALMOST THE SIZE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.IT HAS LAGGED BEHIND THE REST OF KENYA BUT THE KENYA GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING A BIG DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

    LATEST REPORTS FROM THE REGION SAY 50 ARMED SOMALIS ATTACKED A TRIBAL POLICE CAMP AT GALOLE, KILLING THREE PEOPLE INCLUDING A WOMAN.ONE SOMALI WAS KILLED AND EIGHT WOUNDED ON BOTH SIDES DURING A TWO-HOUR GUN BATTLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7S3U73LIDYW4FMW8FNVFAIENH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7S3U73LIDYW4FMW8FNVFAIENH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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