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    Tribal riots break out during lying-in-state of assassinated politician Tom Mboya. Nairobi.

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    Lying-in-State of assassinated Tom Mboya leads to tribal riots. Nairobi, Kenya.

    MS people outside All Saints Cathedral where Mboya will lie in state. MS line of policemen holding crowd back. Various shots as hearse drives up. MS Bishop and other man outside cathedral. MS as coffin is carried up steps. CU Mboya's widow and family entering cathedral. MS President Jomo Kenyatta entering cathedral. LS and MS coffin in cathedral. MS mourners sat inside. MS's mourners crying. MS coffin.

    MS line of armed police. CU riot squad policeman armed with a tear gas grenade. CU riot squad policeman wearing gas mask. MS mass of people running towards and past camera. MS riot squad police running. MS riot squad chasing rioters amid tear gas. MS pan mob being chased by riot police as they leap over low fence. MS's police hitting them with truncheons.

    CU large crowd milling around mounted policeman, riot squad police hustle them along. MS injured woman being carried away. MS St John's Ambulance driving off. MS Kenyatta leaving service surrounded by bodyguards. MS Mboya's widow leaving with family. MS mourners walking away crying. Various shots long line of Africans lining up to go into church.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:41:00 / 01:18:11:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Roman Catholic church in the clip is the Holy Family cathedral (now a Minor Basilica). There is an Anglican church in Nairobi called the All Saints cathedral, formerly the Cathedral of the Highlands, but this is not it. The 'other man' with the bishop on the cathedral steps is Daniel arap Moi, then Kenya's Vice-President.

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