HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 c38W
86. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the terms of the amnesty that has been offered to adherents of Mau Mau; and whether those now in rehabilitation and other camps will be released in the near future.

Mr. Hopkinson

Terrorists who surrender while the new offer is in force will not be prosecuted by the Government for any offence connected with the Emergency committed before 18th January, but will be detained. The length of detention will depend on the circumstances of each individual case.

As regards the second part of the Question, there has been no change in the Kenya Government's policy towards detained persons, which is to hold such persons so long, but only so long, as the security situation requires.