Group wants Aberdares renamed to honour Mau Mau heroes

A billowing smoke is seen from a distance at Aberdare forest on March 26, 2012. A group comprising the sons and daughters of Mau Mau fighters in Kenya’s struggle for independence want the Aberdare Range and some roads renamed after the freedom fighters. Photo|JOSEPH KANYI

What you need to know:

  • The group wants the Aberdare Range be named after Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, as this would remind successive generations of the hero who fought for Kenya’s independence.
  • The Mau Mau group was speaking during the burial of one of their members, a daughter of the late former Mau Mau freedom fighter general Gathogo Muthura at Mukarara village in Tetu Sub-County, Nyeri.

A group comprising the sons and daughters of Mau Mau fighters in Kenya’s struggle for independence want the Aberdare Range and some roads renamed after the freedom fighters.

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