HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 cc953-4W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the recent evictions, or attempted evictions, of Masai, Dorobo, Kamba, and Samburu natives from lands they have long occupied in Kenya Colony, he will adopt the practice of requiring the production of a certificate by the principal medical officer of the Colony as to the entire suitability, from the point of view of health, of the area to which it is proposed to move an evicted tribe?


I am not aware of any recent evictions or attempted evictions such as are purported to be described in the question, with the exception of the removal of a few Masai, to which reference was made in the reply given to the hon. and learned Member for Orkney (Sir R. Hamilton) on the 15th December; nor do I think the suggestion regarding a certificate by the principal medical officer is a practicable one.