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May 15, 2009 2 comments


Aristocrat Thomas Cholmondeley

Via BBC News / The Metro

A court has sentenced a descendant of Kenya’s most famous white settlers to eight months in prison for the manslaughter of a black man on his vast estate.

Thomas Cholmondeley was convicted of manslaughter last week over the 2006 shooting of a 37-year-old black poacher Robert Njoya. Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment in Kenya.

Correspondents say the case has touched on deep sensibilities in Kenya, where white people took vast swathes of the best agricultural land during British colonial rule until 1963, before the new Kenyan elite did exactly the same.

The case has inflamed old tensions over land, race and privilege in the east African nation. Continue Reading/View Video Footage…..

Cholmondeley was simply following the long standing tradition of punishing the “savages” severely when they dared to step out of line.

I wonder how many black folks his descendants chased down, wounded and killed during the good old days of British Colonial rule.

Ahhh fun times…..

Rest In Peace Robert Njoya.

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