Kimathi book is a tale of pure determination

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveils the memoir of Dedan Kimathi's widow, Mukami Kimathi during an afternoon with her at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, March, 2017.

Mukami has long remained in the shadows yet she played a pivotal role in the struggle and kept the family flames alive long after his brutal death. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • It was not until early 1990s during the heat of the second liberation struggle that her name began to feature.
  • Political activists rightly argued that all surviving freedom fighters deserved pride of place and a slot in the roll of honour in the country’s history.
  • Like the independence struggle, the second liberation movement of the early 1990s was designed to oust the authoritarian and oppressive Kanu regime.

Title: Mukami Kimathi: Mau Mau Freedom Fighter


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