HC Deb 24 February 1954 vol 524 cc379-80
23. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many people in Kenya up to date have been arrested in connection with the disturbances there; how many have been screened and tried; how many released; how many are now in custody; and where the latter are.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Oliver Lyttelton)

As the reply contains a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Hughes

Will the right hon. Gentleman allow me to express appreciation of the steps he has taken so far and to ask him what is being done to encourage those who are released because they are found not guilty of any crime to enlist their services on the side of law and order? Does he possess any evidence that any African has the high qualities required to lead the forces of law and order against Mau Mau?

Mr. Lyttelton

That does not arise from this Question.

Following are the figures:

1. Number of persons arrested, etc., in connection with the Kenya Emergency up to 30th January, 1954.

Arrested 165,462
Released after preliminary questioning 29,345
Screened 136,117
Released after screening 66,615
Tried 68,984
Awaiting trial 518

2.Number of Mau Mau Prisoners andDetainedPersons as at 30rt January, 1954:

Stations Mau Mau Convicts Detainees (Persons detained under the Emergency Regulations)
Embu 1,927
Fort Hall 297
Kiambu 912
Meru 632
Nyeri 812
Nairobi 1,054
Kamiti 257
Langata 888
Ngong River 38
Kwale 1
Lamu 236
Manda 211
Mlango Ya Simba 266
Mackinnon Road 1,856
Nakuru 463
Thomson's Falls 32
Kericho 79
Kisumu 768
Sakwa 503
Nyakach 502
Kajiado Mile 37 756
Narok 10
Athi River 61 1,402
Lodwar 544
Lokitaung 5 1
Wajir 26
Kabarnet 1
Maralal 1
Totals 12,924 1,617

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