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Emergency Regulations (Convicted Africans)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans in Kenya have been convicted since the declaration of the emergency of offences under the special regulations or of criminal offences of a political character; and how many of these have been sentenced to death and to terms exceeding one year and exceeding five years.

Seven hundred and forty have been convicted in the Supreme Court under Emergency Regulations. Five hundred and eighty-one were sentenced to death and 81 to terms exceeding one year, including 70 to terms exceeding five years' imprisonment. Figures for cases in magistrates' courts are not readily available, but I will send these to the hon. Member as soon as they are received from the Governor.