HC Deb 09 October 1912 vol 42 c331

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been directed to an assault made at Jilore, in British East Africa, by an assistant district Commissioner upon a native clergyman who had declined, on being called out of his church while service was proceeding, to sell him food for his porters; whether the assistant district Commissioner struck him and kicked him before his congregation; and whether the Government is satisfied that an apology by the official concerned is an adequate termination to such an incident?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

My attention had not previously been called to the occurrence. I have called for a report from the Governor, which has not yet reached me. On the receipt of it I will communicate further with my hon. Friend.