HC Deb 09 July 1936 vol 314 c1407W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the standard rate of wages paid to African workers on European farms and in the gold mines, respectively, in Kenya Colony?


There are no standard rates of wages in Kenya, but from the last available published report on Native Affairs, namely, for the year 1934, I understand that the wages paid to African agricultural labourers ranged from 6s. to 12s. a month plus rations. In the mining industry the wages ranged from 8s. to 100s. a month according to the type of work performed.