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Mau Mau Psychology (Investigation)

Volume 527: debated on Wednesday 19 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Her Majesty's Government will appoint a technical group to inquire into the anthropological and psychological aspects of the Mau Mau outbreak.

In February this year the Kenya Government invited Dr. J. C. Carothers, a psychiatrist with a number of years experience in Kenya, to carry out a special investigation into the psychology of Mau Mau. He completed his report last month. Until this has been examined, I cannot say what further steps in this matter will be required.