The life and times of Mau Mau fighter Dedan Kimathi

The late Mau Mau hero Dedan Kimathi. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Two charges were subsequently brought against him: illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and the murder of a Kikuyu home guard.
  • His arrest and execution was celebrated by the colonial government who thought it marked a turning point in the struggle for independence.

For the past 56 years, Dedan Kimathi’s name has been synonymous with the freedom struggle.

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