Lord Delamere agrees to pay 49 cows to Kin of man shot by Cholmondeley


DelamereThe Delamere family has finally agreed to compensate the kinsmen of the late Kenya Wildlife Service Ranger Mr Samson Ole Sisina.

Lord Delamere’s son, Mr Tom Cholmondeley, was charged in connection to the death of Mr Sisina after a shooting incident in April 2005 at the Soysambu ranch in Naivasha.

On Thursday morning, the late Mr Sisina’s kinsmen traveled to the vast Soysambu ranch where the negotiations between the two families took place.

The widow, Mrs Lucy Sisina, at her homestead. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE

The widow, Mrs Lucy Sisina, at her homestead. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE

A source, who is part of the negotiations, said the deal includes a demand for 49 cows by the Sisina family.

The deal comes days after Nairobi News revealed details of how Maasai elders recently conducted a ritual at the graveside of the late Mr Samson ole Sisina cursing his killers.

The family’s spokesman told Nairobi News the rituals were so strong and should not be taken lightly.

He claimed the results had already started manifesting.

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


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  1. Guest says

    It is wise he paid these cows. And it could because 49 cows in nothing compared to losing a son in prime age.

  2. Shailla says

    Through generations my family have been great friends with the Delameres. We go back 5 generations. And although I have heard so much negativity, I know them differently and I can say say that despite Tom’s mistake, he was contributing a lot to the community in time, passion and dedication. May he RIP

  3. James Methu Sr says

    It is not sufficient to only pay with cows ; 27 acres of land is still owed.The curse of the widow is strong because it goes back to 1904 when Lord Delamere signed the “Maasai move” treaty with Laibon Lenana .This ended with a massive alienation of the Maasai and their land.The problem of the land less “natives” persists today.

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