12 MAY 1923, Page 10



T' problem of Kenya, which was dealt with in last week's Spectator in a very lueid manner, continues to preoccupy many minds in the neighbour- hood of Whitehall—and beyond—for it is one of the most difficult which a world-wide Commonwealth such as ours can be asked to solve. A very strong case can be made out for the restriction of Indian immigration, and the Bishop of Uganda in a vigorous article in the Times gave an admirable exposition of the case from the standpoint of those who believe that the British are trustees for the 8,000,000 natives, in whose interests the country must surely be governed. What right has the British Commonwealth to hand over millions of Africans in Africa to be ruled by Asiatics who have displayed no genius for governing subject peoples ? This contention seems unanswerable.