Kenya (Harry Thuku).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 4th July 1922.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information as to the allegations made that Harry Thuku had formerly been found guilty of forgery and fraud; and, if not, will he make inquiries on this matter from the Chief Native Commissioner of Kenya, seeing that information as to these alleged crimes by Thuku have been circulated to the Press in this country?

Mr. WOOD:

In a despatch received from the Governor of Kenya in November, 1921, it is stated that Harry Thuku at one time served a sentence of two years' imprisonment for forgery. I have no other information of the circumstance.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Has the hon. Gentleman not received information from Kenya?

Mr. WOOD:

The information I have received is that Thuku was at one time convicted of forgery.

Mr. WOOD:

In a despatch from the Governor in November, 1921, as I have stated.