HC Deb 22 June 1927 vol 207 cc1855-6
65. Mr. E. BROWN

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the War memorial erected to the memory of native Africans who lost their lives in the War has remained veiled and derelict, covered with sacking now in a state of decay; and whether it is proposed either to unveil the memorial or to destroy it?

Commodore KING

I have been asked to reply. I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the memorial to native Africans at Nairobi. The Governor of Kenya has taken a special interest in this memorial and has asked that it shall be re-erected close to the general Cenotaph memorial in that town, in order that ceremonies on Armistice Day and other occasions may be conducted before both memorials. Owing to the fact that the new town-planning scheme is under consideration, a little time may elapse before the exact site for re-erecting the memorial is settled.