HC Deb 11 July 1905 vol 149 c260
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received an account of the murder of a Sub-Commissioner near Entebbe, the capital of Uganda, and of any circumstances that may have led up to it.


Mr. Gait, the Assistant Secretary to the Administration of Uganda, was stabbed by a native in the evening of May 19th at Ibanda, which is about 140 miles east of Entebbe. He was at the time acting as Sub-Commissioner of the Western Province of the Protectorate. He died almost immediately after the attack. The Commissioner of Uganda has reported that the country round about Ibanda is peaceful and that the chiefs and people are well-disposed and quiet. He sees no political reason for the crime, which he regards as the act of an individual for purposes of revenge—possibly a dismissed employee or a discontented native. A complete investigation of the matter is being carried out.