HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 c36W
Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons in Kenya have been evicted from their land and houses, how many head of cattle, bicycles and other means of personal transport have been forfeited; over what area these evictions have taken place, and where the evicted persons are being accommodated and under what conditions.

Mr. Lyttelton

pursuant to his reply[OFFICIAL REPORT, 3rd December, Vol. 508; c. 148] supplied the following information:

Four thousand four hundred and seventy-one Kikuyu squatters including men, women and children have been evicted from European farms or Crown forests in the Rift Valley Province. Of this total, 4,324 persons were evicted from 20 European farms in the Leshau Ward of Laikipia District and were temporarily accommodated and then resettled in their reserve. Of the remainder, 80 persons have been evicted from one European farm in Nakuru District and 300 from a small village in the Njoro Crown Forest.

Of these two parties, 147 persons were accommodated in permanent buildings and were given free rations pending resettlement in their reserve, which has now been effected. The remainder were returned direct to their reserve. A total of 944 cattle, 10,577 sheep and goats, 70 donkeys, 57 pedal cycles, 1 auto-cycle and 1 motor-cycle have been forfeited by persons evicted and, as a result of the murder of Senior Chief of Nderi, by the inhabitants of Thegenege location of the Nyeri District.