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Arrested Kikuyu, Nairobi

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many members of the Kikuyu tribe have been arrested in, and deported from, Nairobi; and under what conditions they are being detained.

Since the emergency began detention orders have been issued in respect of 1,781 Kikuyu in Nairobi. The conditions of their detention accord with the provisions of the appropriate Emergency Regulations. In addition, some 5,000 Kikuyu have been repatriated from Nairobi to their reserves, but they are not subject to any special restrictions there.

Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been drawn to the recent report that it was intended to deport 50,000 Kikuyu from Nairobi? Can he make any statement on that.

That is quite a different matter from the subject of the hon. Member's Question.