Brit who ran Kenyan game reserve where Wills proposed to Kate killed by gang

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Brit who ran Kenyan game reserve where Wills proposed to Kate killed by gang


Prince William has said he is "saddened" to hear about the death of a British man who was killed by a machete-wielding gang in Kenya.

Lieutenant Colonel David Parkinson, 58, and his wife Sonja were attacked during the robbery at their home in the Lolldaiga Hills, a wildlife ranch, on Sunday morning.

The five robbers cut off Parkinson's hand and he was fatally wounded, Sky News reports.

According to the BBC, his wife managed to escape and hide in a strong room.

She later came out of the room when the gang left and found her husband lying on the floor.

Police said the robbers escaped with Mrs Parkinson's telephone, a laptop, a small amount of cash from her purse and a silver statuette.

Mr Parkinson was a director of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the game reserve where Prince William spent his gap year and later proposed to Kate Middleton,.

He left the British army 10 year ago to focus on conservation and community work in Kenya.

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