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Victory, 1963 General Elections. Tom Mboya cheering with supporters after victory in the General Elections of 1963. The May 1963 Elections were the first ever on a full franchise in Kenya – and KANU was returned with an overwhelming majority in the 117-seat House of Representatives. 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.

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  • Title: Victory, 1963 General Elections, Kenya
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Location Created: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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