§ 32 and 33. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) how many convictions there have been for assault on prisoners at Gathigiriri Works Camp, Kenya; how many prisoners have died as a consequence of ill-treatment; what members of the staff were involved in these convictions; and what was the sentence in each case;
(2) on whose authority orders were given by Jasiel Njau Kariuki, a rehabilitation assistant at Gathigiriri Works Camp, Kenya, for a detainee to be beaten and hung up by his wrists from a beam.
§ 21. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a further statement on the case of Njau Kariuki.
§ Mr. Profumo
, pursuant to Mr. LennoxBoyd's replies, [OFFICIAL REPORT, 16th July, 1957; Vol. 573, c. 936; OFFICIAL REPORT, 1st August, 1957; Vol. 574, c. 1504], supplied the following further information:
No detainees have died as a consequence of ill-treatment at Gathigiriri Camp. (As stated by the Secretary of State on 16th July, medical evidence at the trial showed that the death of Jasiel Macheri Githuma could not be proved to be due to the assault on him. There were no other deaths).81W
As a result of the disciplinary inquiry into the conduct of the Camp Commandant and the Camp Rehabilitation Officer, the Rehabilitation Officer's contract has been terminated. The inquiry found no cause to condemn the conduct of the Camp Commandant and no action has been taken against him.