Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley
Who is Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley?
Thomas Patrick Gilbert Cholmondeley, styled The Honourable from 1979, is a Kenyan farmer of British ancestry. He is the great-grandson of the Lord Delamere, one of the first and most influential British settlers in Kenya.
In April 2005, he shot a Kenya Wildlife Service game ranger on his ranch under the claim of self-defence. The murder case against Cholmondeley was dropped before going to trial. In May 2006, he was taken into custody and held at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison for shooting a poacher on his Soysambu estate near Lake Naivasha. Cholmondeley's murder trial began on 25 September 2006. On 7 May 2009, he was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter though earlier in March 2009, lay assessors in his trial had found him not guilty. He was sentenced to serve 8 months in prison and was released on 23 October 2009.
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