HC Deb 07 July 1924 vol 175 c1771
68 Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any or all of the land from which the Uasin Gishu Masai were evicted by the Kenya Government last year or the previous year has yet been alienated to settlers; if so, will he order a Report from the Government of Kenya giving the names of the grantees or allottees of land there, the sums paid and/or to be paid to the Government by them, the terms of the grant or allotment, and the acreage of the grant or allotment in each case; and will he place a copy of the Report, when received, upon the Table of the House?


No land has been alienated to settlers from the Uasin Gishu Masai reserve. The reserve was overcrowded and a portion of the Masai were moved at their own request to the main Masai reserve. It is considered that the Uasin Gishu reserve will suffice for the needs of those remaining in it.


Would the right hon. Gentleman consider the possibility of preventing any further alienation of land in Kenya Colony pending the examination of the question by the Committee that has been appointed?


That is the object of the Committee.