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Mau Mau Terrorists (Internment Camp)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Mau Mau terrorists it is proposed to intern on an island in Lake Victoria; and what precautions are being taken to reduce the danger of infection by sleeping sickness and other communicable diseases to all those inhabiting this island.

It is too early yet to give any precise numbers. The island at present contemplated is Mageta Island. There is almost certainly no sleeping sickness at present on the island, but clearing will be carried out to eradicate the tsetse fly. The usual precautions will be taken against other diseases, under the advice of the Medical Department.