• Short Summary

    In a service at the Presbyterian Church in Nairobi Mar 14, 60-year old Charles Muhoro Kareri, a one-time Kikuyu hard-boy, was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.

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    GV James Gichuru President of KANU leaving the Church of Scotland.
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    CU Gichuru talking to man.
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    LV Africans leaving Presbyterian Church.
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    GV Crowds assembled outside.
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    LV Reverend R. MacPhearson retiring Moderator talks with Reverend Charles Muhoro (Both men shaking hands with people).
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    SV Group (left) MacPhearson (centre) Reverend Muhoro, (right) Reverend Calderwood.
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    CU Muhoro.
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    GV Presbyterian Church.
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    GV IN... Shot of the Moderator in Church.
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    NEARER V... Ditto.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a service at the Presbyterian Church in Nairobi Mar 14, 60-year old Charles Muhoro Kareri, a one-time Kikuyu hard-boy, was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. He succeeds the Rt. Reverend R. Macphearson, who is retiring after 57-years of mission work.

    Among the many people attending the service, and offering their congratulations to Reverend Muhoro, were James Gichuru, President of the Kenya African Nationalist Union, and the Governor, Sir Patrick Renison.

    Born into a non-Christian home near Tumutumu in the Nyeri district, the new Moderator said that when he was a child he spent all his time looking after his father's goats and sheep. Two African missionaries came to his home and talked to his father "who was a drunkard" and took him away to school.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQ356CG8GVFQD9O2WY603ZKKH
    Media URN:
    VLVABQ356CG8GVFQD9O2WY603ZKKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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