HC Deb 08 July 1953 vol 517 c1221
12. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to make a report on the case of Njeri, wife of Mbiyu Gitau, Kiambaa.

Mr. Lyttelton

The wife of Mbiyu Gitau was admitted to the Kiambu Hospital on 27th December, 1952, and discharged on the 31st. I am informed that she made no report to a district officer or police officer at the time, and it has been difficult to trace her since. The District Commissioner, Kiambu, has been instructed to obtain a formal complaint from her which will then be investigated.

Mrs. Castle

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, can I ask him whether he will make a report to the House when he has got full information on this matter?

Mr. Lyttelton

I think I gave the hon. Lady a promise that when these investigations were complete I would inform her so that I could answer a Question on the Paper.