KENYA: The First White

In Nairobi a young British colonist shot his black houseboy to death for throwing stones at his dog. Arrested, he duly went on trial before an all-white jury. In times past he could expect acquittal or, at worst, a conviction for manslaughter. But a new colonial government has promised to "put the darkness behind us" in Kenya (TIME, Nov. 23), and last week Peter Harold Richard Poole, 28, became the first white man in the colony's history to be sentenced to death for the murder of a black man.

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