Friday, April 22, 2005

Kenyan version of the OJ trial

Tom Gilbert Delamere grandson of Lord Delamere will be charged with murdering a wildlife ranger who was conducting an investigation on the illegal sale of bushmeat by Delamere's farm.

It will be interesting to see how the case will play out. Kenyan prosecutors have proved to be so inept in high-profile cases and are frequently let down by poor police investigations. It’s like Christoper Darden vs. Johnnie Cochran as high-priced and polished defence lawyers make mince meat of state prosecutors. In the past, (White) Kenyan Minister Bruce Mackenzie killed a Kenyan at the Coast and was acquited I believe on manslaughter charges, while some American sailors were were released after been found guilty of murdering a prostitute in the early 80's in Mombasa.

Now we’ll see if it is possible to convict a white Kenyan for murdering a black government official in the line of duty.

4 comments:

akiey said...

I'll definitely follow this case closely coz I hope it sets a precedent for the equal application of justice to all regardless of racial or social standing.

omera said...

kenya is paradise

Anonymous said...

Colour and race should not come into it. murder is the charge, not racism. don't mix issues.

Anonymous said...

'Now we’ll see if it is possible to convict a white Kenyan for murdering a black government official in the line of duty.'seems like some have already passed judgement without hearing the evidence and details of the case....ever heard of self-defence? Sadly this case will no doubt turn into a race issue.

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