§ Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in which camps in Kenya Akwirimo Njogu has been detained; and whether he will make a statement on the course of this man's imprisonment.
§ Mr. Profumo
, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 19th June, 1958; Vol. 589, c. 1309], supplied the following information:
Mr. Akwirimo Njogu was detained under Emergency Regulations on 9th June, 1953, when he was sent to Athi River Detention Camp. He was held in detention camps at MacKinnon Road, Manyani, Mageta, Athi River and Kajiado 85W successively from 12th July, 1955, to 11th July, 1957, when he was transferred to Mwea Camp.
He attempted to commit suicide by drowning on 31st October, 1957, but this attempt was frustrated by other detainees. After this he began to respond to rehabilitation. He was recommended for repatriation to a camp in his district of origin; his wife and children were allowed to visit him; and he could look forward to release. Subsequently, however, he retracted his statements in renunciation of Mau Mau and he committed suicide by hanging on the night of 4th May. 1958.