Breaking News: Aristocrat Tom Cholmondeley dies at a Nairobi hospital

The 48-year-old aristocrat died on Wednesday while recovering from surgery at MP Shah Hospital.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17 2016

Tom Cholmondeley, son of the fifth Lord Delamere, died on August 17, 2016 while receiving treatment at MP Shah Hospital.

 

Tom Cholmondeley, son of the fifth Lord Delamere, died on August 17, 2016 while receiving treatment at MP Shah Hospital. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary

  • MP Shah Hospital chief executive officer Anup Das said Mr Cholmondeley, 48, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm.
  • Mr Cholmondeley was jailed in May 2009 for killing stonemason Robert Njoya.

By EUNICE KILONZO
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Tom Cholmondeley, son of the fifth Lord Delamere, died on Wednesday while receiving treatment at MP Shah Hospital.

MP Shah Hospital chief executive officer Anup Das said Mr Cholmondeley, 48, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm as he recovered from hip replacement surgery at the facility.

Mr Das said: “He was admitted on Tuesday as a private patient — that is admitted by visiting doctors — in our facility and he underwent the surgery. He was recovering at the Intensive Care Unit when he developed cardiac arrest and died.”

Mr Cholmondeley was the great-grandson of the third Lord Delamere, one of the first and most influential British settlers in Kenya.

In April 2005, Mr Cholmondeley shot and killed a Kenya Wildlife Service game ranger at his expansive Soysambu ranch, near Lake Naivasha.

The British aristocrat was jailed in May 2009 for killing stonemason Robert Njoya.

He was sent to Kamiti Maximum Security Prison and was released in October that year after serving an eight months for manslaughter.

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