Kenya’s affluent land in choppers for Cholmondeley’s funeral

It is the display of affluence at its best as Kenya’s rich landed in helicopters on Friday for the funeral of Lord Delamere’s heir Thomas (Tom) Cholmondeley at the Soysambu ranch in Naivasha.

The invite only funeral is being attended by approximately 300 mourners.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and former Attorney General Charles Njonjo are among the mourners who landed at the venue in their respective helicopters.

Nakuru Governor Minithia Mwangi is also in attendance.

Mr Cholmondeley’s coffin is made of brown mahogany.

All mourners are bedecked in red ribbons and are sitting on hay.

Mr Cholmondeley passed on at the MP Shah Hospital last week following a heart failure.

Earlier in the day, the Delamere family handed over 49 sahiwal cows to the family of Mr Samson ole Sisina, a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger shot dead by Mr Cholmondeley in April 2005 at the Soysambu ranch.

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