HC Deb 18 June 1956 vol 554 cc68-9W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans were executed in Kenya in 1955; how many have already been executed in 1956; and when was the latest execution for a crime other than murder.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

In 1955, 230 Africans were executed in Kenya. In 1956, up to the 25th May—the date for which total figures are available—57 were executed. The latest execution for a crime other than murder was on 7th June when a male African was executed for the capital offence of unlawful possession of firearms under Emergency Regulation 8A (1).

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