§ Mr. Paget
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) if he is aware of the criticism of the African Court at Karatina by the Supreme Court at Nyeri; what is the jurisdiction of this Court; what is the maximum sentence awarded; and how many are still undergoing punishment as a result of its judgments; and
(2) the number of cases in which the prosecution had relied on statements by accused persons obtained by Muriu Wamai, head man of Ruthagati Post; and how many of these cases resulted in sentences of death.
§ Mr. Strachey
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he will put a transcript of the evidence and judgment in Regina v. Muriu Wamai and others in the Supreme Court at Nyeri in the Library.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 5th April, 1955; Vol. 539, c. 83], supplied the following further information.
As the search of court records in connection with the case of Muriu Wamai is not yet complete, I am arranging for the information to be sent to the hon. Members when it is received.