chapter  3
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THE KENYA LOAN 1921

And, he confessed, ‘we should probably have been driven to make a free gift if the Secretary of State himself had not spontaneously adopted this new policy’.26

In the Colonial Office Bottomley would have been upset to read those words; in April 1920 he had reluctantly concluded that ‘there is no possibility of getting a free gift for this particular section of the Colonial Empire’.27