By Lawrence E.Y. Mbogoni
A relatively noteworthy case regarding ecu vigilantism is tested: the trial of Oldus Elishira, a Maasai, for the homicide of a ecu settler farmer in 1955. The sufferer, Harold M. Stuchbery, used to be speared to dying while he tried to "arrest" a bunch of Maasai younger males who have been passing via his farm. the development highlighted the diversities within the suggestions of justice held by way of Maasai and the imported justice structures from the colonizers. It additionally raised vexing questions on the colonial judge's acquittal of Oldus Elishira, whereas the Maasai who must have been chuffed with that call determined to take it upon themselves to mete out a suitable punishment to Elshira rather than overall acquittal, and to compensate Mrs. Stuchbery for the demise of her husband via giving her a few heads of cattle.
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