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Africans (Executions)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans have been executed during this month in Kenya; and how many of these were charged with murder.


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of Africans who have been executed in Kenya since the declaration of the emergency; and on what grounds.

Up to 16th July, executions numbered 537. The charges were:

Murder (including 211 Mau Mau cases)232
Unlawful possession of arms or ammunition188
Consorting with terrorists91
Administering unlawful oaths18
Acting with intent to further terrorism6
Procuring supplies for terrorists2
From 27th June to 16th July there were 68 executions, 11 of them for murder.