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Security Force And Mau Mau (Casualties)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total numbers of killed and wounded, respectively, among adherents of Mau Mau and British and Kenya Forces since the beginning of the emergency; the respective figures for Europeans and Africans among the latter; and how many European and African civilians, respectively, have been killed by Mau Mau adherents.

Up to 3rd July known casualties to Mau Mau adherents were 5,567 killed and 622 wounded. Security Force casualties were 422 killed (25 Europeans, 2 Asians and 395 Africans) and 367 wounded (44 Europeans, 10 Asians and 313 Africans). Mau Mau terrorists had murdered 1,186 civilians (24 Europeans, 17 Asians and 1,145 Africans).