While enjoying Dr De Souza’s adventures, it might appear to readers that the true heroes of the book are the author’s courageous and self-sacrificing father and mother, Doctor De Souza and Mrs De Souza, who were ambitious for their son, shared his ideals and always stood by him. Theirs is a great story. Many other personalities are mentioned, though the book would have gained if it had not included several personal remarks about a highly respected colleague, remarks which are not necessary to the narrative.
(From R-L) EP Nowrojee, Advocate (partial view); FRS de Souza, Advocate, Kanta Kapila, Advocate, Mrs TE Nowrojee, J Bickerton Williams, LSK Treasurer, Achhroo Kapila, Advocate, (back to the camera) at a Law Society of Kenya dinner, c1953 (Source: Collection EP Nowrojee)
BURNING SPEAR: Jomo Kenyatta and Indian lawyer, Miss Kanta Kapila, stand outside court building in Nairobi where [a] member of his Kenya African Union went on trial for ‘subversive activity’ c1951.
(Source: Collection EP Nowrojee)
[Newspaper unknown, and not a photo contemporary of the apparent date of publication (14 January 1953), as by then Kenyatta was already in custody in his 1952-1953 Kapenguria Trial. It relates to a pre-Emergency case (c1951) against a KAU member, of which cases the Kapilas defended several.]