HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc31-2W
82. Mr. Paget

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to particularise and identify the offences referred to by Counsel for the Crown when, during his address to the Supreme Court of Kenya at Nairobi in Regina v. Waters and Fuller (Kamau Kigena deceased), No. 176, 1955, he suggested that offences of this kind by security forces were prevalent.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am informed that Counsel had no particular instances in mind, but was referring in general terms to the situation as he conceived it to be before 18th January, 1955, when the amnesty for such offences by the Security Forces was announced. Counsel's submission was that similar cases had been prevalent before that declaration of clemency and that, in view of the warning then given, a deterrent sentence was warranted in the case under trial as that offence had been committed after 18th January, 1955.