Campbell Bridges, a renowned Scottish gemstone miner and expert was killed in Kenya by an armed gang on Tuesday the 11th of August.
Bridges was ambushed and attacked by a group of about 30 men when they were approaching their mining camp. At the time of the attack Campbell Bridges was accompanied by his son, Bruce Bridge and 4 Kenyan employees. According to his son, Campbell Bridges was stabbed on the side.
The son was able to defend himself with a club that he kept in the car. The son also said that the Bridges family had received repeated death threats in the past. Bridges son also charges that the local miners with illegally digging for gems on the family’s 600-hectare property .
A dispute over mining rights at the Tsavo National Park probably led to the murder.
Six men were arrested near his mine in connection with the killing. The arrested men were also reported to be aware of the other attackers.