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Kenya (Hthuku)

Volume 245: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government is aware that Harry Thuku has now been exiled from his tribe and district in Kenya Colony for more than 8?I years without trial; arid what the result, if any, has been of the Secretary of State's reference to the Kenya Government on this subject?

My Noble Friend understands that it was the wish of the Governor of Kenya, who recently left the colony on leave pending the expiration of his term of office, that Harry Thuku should be permitted to return to the Kikuyu Reserve in the near future; but he was unable before leaving Kenya to make any official recommendation in the matter. The new Governor of Kenya will be requested to report on the question as soon as he can do so after assuming office.

Now that this interesting figure has reappeared in Parliament will the Under-Secretary state the exact nature of Mr. Thuku's crime?