- Title: KENYA: SOLDIERS AND OFFICERS GIVE BLOOD DURING KENYATTA WEEK
- Date: 19th October 1971
- Summary: 1. GV PAN..Soldiers outside blood donor tent 0.06 2. CU Sign outside of tent "Blood Donor Service" 0.11 3. SV Major General Mulinge giving blood ZOOM in to CU..bottle of blood 0.21 4. CU Poster "In the spirit of Harambee donate blood" TILT down to Mr.Kiereini giving blood 0.29 5. CU Poster "Give your blood, save a life" PULL OUT.. to Mr. Gitoga giving blood (2 shots) 0.43 6. GV PAN..General Mulinge walks out of door 0.53 7. CU Poster "Every drop counts" 0.56 8. GV Major-General Mulinge and Mr. Kiereini having coffee 1.01 9. SV Soldiers 1.04 10. GV General and Mr. Kiereini leaving building 1.09 Initials ES. 1624 ES. 1640 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 3rd November 1971 12:00
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Reuters ID: LVA56OQS4TQ02ZV3142IMLBCDS74
- Story Text: In Nairobi on Monday (18 October) thousands of Kenyan army men, and their Commander -- Major-General J.K. Mulinge -- gave a pint of blood as one of the events of the week in which Kenyatta Day is celebrated.
Kenyatta Day is a public holiday on the 20th of October, marking the 19th anniversary of the day when Jomo Kenyatta was arrested by the British Government.
He was finally released from detention in 1961, and became Kenya's first President after Independence, 1963.
SYNOPSIS: Many thousand of Kenyans have been donating blood during Kenyatta Week. In Nairobi on Monday thousands of Kenyan army men donated a pint of blood -- to save the lives of their fellow-citizens -- ked by their Commander, Major-General J.K. Mulinge.
Also making a contribution on behalf of the Government where the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Mr. J.G. Kiereini.....
Under-Secretary P.G. Gitonga, and a number of other officers and men of army.
Kenyatta Day, a public holiday, is celebrated in Kenya on Wednesday the 20th October -- the 19th anniversary of the day when Jomo Kenyatta, together with a number of colleagues in the leadership of the Kenya African Union, was arrested by the British colonial Government.
He was finally released from detention in 1961, and became Kenya's first President after Independence in 1963.
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