HC Deb 03 May 1955 vol 540 c109W
Mr. Paget

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) if he is aware of the criticism of the African Court at Karatina by the Supreme Court at Nyeri; what is the jurisdiction of this Court; what is the maximum sentence awarded; and how many are still undergoing punishment as a result of its judgments; and

(2) the number of cases in which the prosecution had relied on statements by accused persons obtained by Muriu Wamai, head man of Ruthagati Post; and how many of these cases resulted in sentences of death.

Mr. Strachey

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he will put a transcript of the evidence and judgment in Regina v. Muriu Wamai and others in the Supreme Court at Nyeri in the Library.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 5th April, 1955; Vol. 539, c. 83], supplied the following further information.

As the search of court records in connection with the case of Muriu Wamai is not yet complete, I am arranging for the information to be sent to the hon. Members when it is received.

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