HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 c169
11. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what special action is being taken to watch ex-Mau Mau detainees.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Before Mau Mau detainees were finally released it was the normal practice for them to undergo a period on probation under the supervision of their local Chief and District Officer in order that the Kenya Government could be fully satisfied that their release would not constitute a threat to public security. The Kenya Government have taken swift action wherever there has been a resurgence of Mau Mau type activities. This is an aspect of the security situation over which the Kenya Government are keeping the closest watch.