HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc156-7W
69. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the grant of a Royal Charter to Nairobi City has been accompanied by any re-adjustment of the representative character of the municipal council; what proportion of the members are Europeans, Indians, Africans and Arabs, respectively; and what is the method of election or selection in each case.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The grant of a Royal Charter to Nairobi has not involved any change in the constitution of the City Council. That constitution provides for a total membership of 29. Of these, seven are aldermen elected by the elected and nominated members of the Council, of whom at present five are Europeans and two are Indians; nine are European elected members; seven are Indian elected members; two are members representing the Government of Kenya and are nominated by the Governor; one is an Administrative Officer chosen by the Governor to represent African interests; two are African members nominated by the Governor; and one is a representative of the Nairobi District Council nominated by the Governor.

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