HC Deb 25 February 1947 vol 433 cc257-8W
16. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will now make a further statement with regard to the riot and shooting of African native troops on 2nd January at Gilgil, Kenya.

Mr. J. Freeman

The trial of the 14 ringleaders to whom my right hon. Friend referred in his reply to the hon. Member on 28th January was due to take place this month. He has not yet received details. The 24 Askaris who opened fire have been released from arrest. They had, in fact, been released at the time of my right hon. Friend's previous answer, but owing to a corrupt passage in a signal, he was under the impression that they were still under arrest.