Joy Adamson murder: 24 years on

Was Joy Adamson an angel of mercy… or a tyrant? The man who killed her 24 years ago now speaks out. Jeevan Vasagar reports from Nairobi

In an extraordinary prison cell interview, his first since he was jailed for Adamson's killing 22 years ago, Paul Nakware Ekai claimed that the naturalist and author, who awakened millions to the plight of Africa's big cats, was a 'very hot-tempered' boss, and that he killed her after she shot him for complaining about not being paid.

'When she blew her top she would draw a pistol. Sometimes she shot some of her workers,' Ekai said yesterday, speaking for the first time about a murder that shocked the world. 'She would shoot people who annoyed her and then pay for their treatment. After that, she would pay to hush up the matter.'

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