Dedan Kimathi

D Encyclopaedia Africana September 2, 2020 DEDAN KIMATHI

n 2007, Kimathi was officially recognized and honored as a national hero by the then Kenyan government. On the anniversary on the day he was executed, a bronze statue of Kimathi was unveiled in Nairobi city centre. Kimathi, clad in military regalia, holds a riffle on one hand and a dagger on the other, symbolizing the last weapons he held in his struggle.

Encyclopaedia Africana K September 2, 2020 THE KENYA LAND AND FREEDOM ARMY (MAU-MAU)

. “We went on and on and on; we did not want to leave [the struggle] until [the British] came to understand that this country belongs to the Kenyan Africans.”

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