HC Deb 01 May 1958 vol 587 cc48-9W
79. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of Kikuyu who are at present employed in the Rift Valley Province; and the number who have applied for entry since restrictions on employment in the area have been applied.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Approximately 40,000 male Kikuyu are employed in the Rift Valley Province.

No statistics have been kept of Kikuyu applications for entry into the province, but since 1955 nearly 10,000 Kikuyu from the reserves and detention camps have been placed in employment there under various reabsorption and resettlement schemes.