15 FEBRUARY 1935, Page 6

As an echo of a paragraph which appeared in this

column a few weeks ago I have received from Nairobi a copy of a letter in the East African Standard of January 11th, from a correspondent who suggests that the fitting punishment for a recent outrage by natives should take the form of (1) compensation to the victim, obtained by a levy on the tribe ; (2) a public execution preceded by flogging ; (3) a Government order that every . homestead within fifty miles of the place of execution should send at least two natives to witness the punishment.