HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 cc795-6
11. Mr. BARR

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number and, if possible, the proportion of the total of the white children, the Indian children, and the native children in Kenya who receive elementary education; whether the whites and the Indians, respectively, pay any special contribution to such education; whether he is aware that the Kavirondo are raising £10,000 for education purposes in their reserve; and whether any other tribes are imposing taxation through their own native councils in order to raise money for education?


The details asked for in the first part of the question are not available in the Colonial Office. Both Europeans and Indians pay a special education tax, fixed at 30s. yearly per head for every male European over 18, and 20s. in the case of Asiatics. I have not been able to obtain confirmation of the amount which the Kavirondo are raising for education purposes, but I am aware that the local councils of this and other tribes vote money regularly for such purposes.

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