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Assaults On Africans (Convicted Europeans)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Europeans have been convicted by civil or military courts of offences against Africans in Kenya during the course of the emergency; how many of these charges have been for threats or acts of violence; and what have been the sentences imposed.

Twenty-five Europeans have been convicted for assaults on Africans. They were sentenced to fines ranging from£5 to£100 by civil courts and from severe reprimand to cashiering and imprisonment for five years by military courts.