§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what recent reports he has received of large-scale oathing in Kenya by the Land Freedom Army; and what counter-measures have been taken.
§ Mr. Sandys
The Governor is keeping me closely and regularly in touch with the security situation in Kenya, and in particular with the activities of the Kenya Land Freedom Army. The Kenya Government have taken rigorous action against this Organisation from time to time, culminating in the recent drive to disrupt its activities in the Rift Valley and Nyanza Provinces. At 19th November 736 persons had been convicted in Magistrates' courts for offences in connection with the Kenya Land Freedom Army and another 105 cases were pending. In addition, 1,312 persons have been convicted in African courts for similar offences of lesser degree.