§ 66. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the Kenya Government's policy for re-settling 11,000 landless Kikuyu families who have now returned to the Kikuyu reserves.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The Kenya Government are actively promoting reabsorption schemes in the Kikuyu Land Unit, such as the Mwea Tebere Irrigation project, and Forest Settlement and development schemes, while land consolidation is providing agricultural employment for an increasingly large number of the landless. There has also been encouraging progress in the return of Kikuyu to work on farms in the Rift Valley.