I can find Kimathi grave, says ex-warder

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  • Asked why he took too long to before volunteering the vital information, Mr Toroitich said: “This has been haunting me for many years, but I feel the time has come for me to remove this burden off my shoulders especially as my age advances.”
  • “Colonialists could not believe that the former freedom fighter was actually dead and we were ordered to man the graveside for three months as they feared that he might come back to life.”
  • Mr Toroitich, the father of 15 said, that after Kimathi was executed, the prison commissioner at that time ordered 16 warders to dig a grave about 40 metres from the prison’s main gate. Kimathi, he said, was buried with handcuffs on his hands.

I know where freedom hero Dedan Kimathi is buried, a former prison warder at the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison has claimed.

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