May 12, 2006

White mischief

Aristocrat arrested for second shooting death in Kenya.
THE scion of the most prominent of Kenya’s white settler families spent yesterday in police custody after shooting dead an alleged poacher on his family’s Rift Valley estate.

Police said that Thomas Cholmondeley, sole heir to the 5th Lord Delamere, was arrested on Wednesday night and had admitted killing Robert Wambugu, 37.

It is the second time in little more than a year that the 38-year-old aristocrat, descended from a central figure of the White Highlands set, has been accused of killing someone on his land.

Bizarre echoes of Kenya in the 1940s.

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