HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 cc141-2W
75. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what grounds Mr. Mwicigi, President of the Federation of Registered Trade Unions, Mr. Nyamu Marah, General Secretary, Transport and Allied Workers Union, Mr. James Wainaina, Treasurer of the Transport and Allied Workers Union, and Mr. Rufus Kinuthia. General Secretary of the Domestic and Hotel Workers Union, have been arrested in Kenya.

Mr. Hopkinson

Mr. Marah has been detained as one of the chief members of the K.K.W. or "Council of Freedom," the central organisation for the direction of Mau Mau. The others have been arrested as members of the K.K.W. subcommittee which was responsible for the penetration of workers' organisations by the movement.

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