§ Sir A. Gomme-Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will review the case of a farmer in Kenya named Kagombo who was sentenced to prison in August, 1956; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Profumo
, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 27th February, 1957; Vol 565, c 177] supplied the following information:
Kagombo s/o Kalu, a Giriama who claims to have powers of healing and to be guided by God through dreams, was arrested and charged last August on three counts of holding public meetings without permission. In view of the fact that he had previously spent three months under observation in the Mental Hospital, Zanzibar he was examined again at Mathari Mental Hospital, Nairobi before being sent for trial but was discharged as fit to plead. He was convicted on all three charges, but has appealed, and as his appeal has not yet been heard the case is sub judice.