Series of love affairs
Josslyn, who was a womaniser carried a series of love affairs that were consummated in his matrimonial home, as his wife watched and encouraged.
Although Jossyln was free with his love and affections to multiple women, he was very mean to his African servants who would go for six months without pay. Some of the couples frequent guests included Alice De Janze who had left a trail of broken hearts and to prove how tough she was, she kept a lion cub, Samson, as a pet. It was fed two zebras a week.
In Paris, Alice wrote her name in blood after she eloped with a lover Raymund De Trafford, whom she later attempted to murder by shooting him with a gun as she kissed his lips for saying he could not marry a divorcee, as he was staunch Catholic. She also tried to kill herself with the same gun.
This even with the standards in Kenya was too much and Alice was declared unwanted. At the same time, Paris authorities handed her a six-month suspended sentence for the attempted murder and suicide.
When she was later allowed to return to Kenya, she teamed up with Indina and Josslyn to liven up things at the happy valley where illicit love affairs were carried out in plain view of spouses.
Jossyln became Lord Erroll in 1928 after his father; Lord Kilmanorck died, leaving him the title that he marked by divorcing Indina and was momentarily attracted to Alice.
One day, Jossyln was horsewhipped by Major Cyrill Ramsay-Hill at Norfolk Hotel after he snatched his wife Molly Ramsay Hill from Naivasha. The Casanova revenged by marrying Molly in 1930; he was ordered to pay a fine of 3,000 sterling pounds by a divorce court to compensate for debts the couple had incurred in the major’s name. Molly died in 1939 of a broken heart and overdose of heroine.
While not romancing, Jossyln was active in politics and was elected first as President of the colonialists’ Parliament, The Convention of Associations in 1934. He was later elected as Member for Kiambu legislative Assembly.
Despite his many conquests in the field of love, he bit more than he could chew when he fell in love with Diana Broughton, wife of an eccentric settler, Jock Broughton who had just come to Kenya on November 1940.
At the time Jossyln and Diana fell for each other, she had been married to Jock for only three months but nevertheless they carried on with a steamy affair right under the nose of her husband. It later emerged that Nairobi mayor, Lady Gwlady’s Delamere who had previously had a love affair with Josslyn, had fueled the affair. Lady Delamere would extract intimate details of the couple’s sexual escapades and whisper them to the devastated husband, Jock.