KENYA: Erroll Murder Case

The public sensation of flat, sun-washed Nairobi, capital of Britain's Kenya Colony, is the drawn-out trial of one of its first citizens for the murder of another. This week, in a hot, crowded courtroom, Major Sir Henry John Delves ("Sir Jock") Broughton was awaiting the verdict of a jury of his peers. For a full month he had seen the Crown Counsel, witness by witness, put together a damning picture of the murder of his friend, Josslyn Victor Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll (TIME, March 24).

Familiar indeed to readers of Somerset Maugham was the story's plot, a simple, violent...

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