HC Deb 10 December 1952 vol 509 cc53-4W
13. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what newspaper and broadcasting services are maintained by the Kenya Government for information and discussion of issues of importance to Africans.

Mr. Lyttelton

According to my latest information the Kenya Government publishes 16 district news-sheets in various vernaculars and a fortnightly illustrated newspaper in Swahili. A weekly illustrated magazine in Swahili is also published by the East African Literature Bureau. Programmes are broadcast from Nairobi in Kikuyu for one hour daily, and in Swahili for 1½ hours daily, except Sundays. From Mombasa programmes in Swahili and Arabic are broadcast for one hour each on three days per week.

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