§ 86. Mr. Benn
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans in Kenya, tribe by tribe, he estimates would qualify as electors, under the Coutts proposals as having five years' service in the armed forces of the Crown; five years' service in the police; five years' service in the tribal police; five years' service in the prison service; or seven years' continuous service with the Government, local government or the High Commission.24W
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
It is estimated that the number of Africans in the uniformed services in Kenya likely to qualify as electors under the Coutts proposals by virtue of five years' service is:
Army 82,300 Police 4,800 Prisons 1,035 Tribal Police 700
It is impossible, without considerable research, either to break down these figures on a tribal basis or to produce a worth while estimate of the number of Africans likely to be qualified to vote by having served for seven years with the Kenya Government, local government or the East Africa High Commission.