HC Deb 25 February 1924 vol 170 c62W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution adopted by the Convention of Associations at Nairobi on 12th September, 1923, demanding the appointment of a commission of inquiry into the whole matter of the construction of the Uasin Gishu railway with the widest terms of reference; on what grounds this demand was rejected by the Governor of Kenya Colony; and whether, in view of this demand by the European settlers, he will take steps to ensure a full and independent inquiry into this question?


I have seen the resolution to which the hon. Member refers in an account of the meeting of the Convention of Associations published in a local newspaper, but no report with regard to the resolution has been received from the Governor of Kenya. I am in communication with the Governor as a result of the hon. Member's question, but, pending the receipt of his views, I am not prepared to form any opinion as to the necessity for an inquiry into the construction of the Uasin Gishu railway.

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