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

It was 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 was attended by approximately 300 mourners.

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

Nakuru Governor Minithia Mwangi was also in attendance.

Mr Cholmondeley’s coffin is made of brown mahogany.

All mourners were 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.

Mr Sisina’s family, which lost a murder case against Mr Cholmondeley 11 years ago, was demanding 49 cows, a commitment by the Delamere family to educate all his children to university level, 27 acres of the Delamere’s expansive ranch and a commitment to finance all projects that the late Sisina was undertaking before he was killed.