HC Deb 27 June 1956 vol 555 c46W
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.