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Jomo Kenyatta (Press Interview)

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the nature of the reply he has sent to the editor of the Daily Worker, who protested to him by letter against the withdrawal of permission for a representative of that newspaper to enter Kenya for the purpose of interviewing Jomo Kenyatta.

The editor of the Daily Worker has been informed that this is a matter for the discretion of the principal immigration officer in Kenya and that I am not prepared to intervene. He has also been informed that it is not the practice to give reasons for the refusal or withdrawal of such passes.