HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 c182W
79. Mr. Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why he has refused to register the Kenya National African Congress; and why it was banned from holding any further meetings.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Kenya Government refused registration of the Kenya African National Congress because its declared aim of promoting a colony-wide organisation is contrary to the Government's policy of permitting the establishment of African associations only on a district basis at present. Since then the Congress has been permitted to hold a further meeting to consider altering its draft constitution. A revised constitution is now being examined by the Kenya Government and, if it complies with the requirements of the law, the society will be registered.

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