HC Deb 24 April 1958 vol 586 cc90-1W
75. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what grounds legal action has been taken against seven elected African members of the Kenya Legislative Council.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Attorney General of Kenya, whose decision alone it is whether to prosecute in such cases, has instituted proceedings against these Members for alleged libel and for conspiring to commit a misdemeanour. As the case issub judice I can say no more about it at this stage; the grounds for the prosecution will be presented to the court at the hearing.

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