Harry Thuku

Mr Harry Thuku and his wife in Nairobi.

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Remembering Harry Thuku, the freedom fighter who turned traitor

What you need to know:

  • Harry Thuku's opposition to the Kipande system made him form Young Kikuyu Association.
  • The freedom fighter later chickened out of the struggle for Kenya's independence.

As we celebrate the 51st anniversary of Harry Thuku’s death tomorrow, it is time we review his place in our history – as much has been distorted.

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