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Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Tom Mboya

Mohamed Amin1969

Mohamed Amin Foundation

Mohamed Amin Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Mboya with Ethel Kennedy, wife of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Tom Mboya and Robert Kennedy were personal friends and political giants in their own countries with the “Presidency” well within their destiny, and both were destroyed by an assassin’s bullet. 1966. Kenya’s renowned photojournalist, Mohamed (Mo) Amin, also known as ‘Six Camera Mo’, photographed and documented the life of Tom Mboya. In 1969, a telephone call put Mo on the track of one of the most momentous events in Kenya’s history. Mohamed Amin’s footage and stills of Mboya’s assassination, all exclusive, led TV news bulletins and front pages of newspapers across the world earning him the 1969 British Television Cameraman of the Year Award in the hard news silent category, and also his first staff contract with Visnews, now Reuters Television. Within minutes Mohamed (Mo) Amin was at the scene at the pharmacy in downtown Nairobi where Tom Mboya was gunned down by an assassin.

Details

  • Title: Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Tom Mboya
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1969
  • Location Created: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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