This Is Why Kenyans Are Celebrating Dedan Kimathi Today

This Is Why Kenyans Are Celebrating Dedan Kimathi Today

This Is Why Kenyans Are Celebrating Dedan Kimathi Today

Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi has hit the headlines today for the right reasons. Kenyans took time to remember the general who was influential in fighting for Kenya's independence in 1963. He died on a day like this, 18th February 1957.

We look at some of the tributes given by Kenyans on social media:

mmnjug™ 

62 years ago today, the British hanged our great leader, patriot and hero Dedan Kimathi Waciuri.
Lest you forget.


Crimes of Britain @crimesofbrits
 Remembering Kenyan Dedan Kimathi who was executed by the British on this day in 1957. He led the KLFA (Mau Mau) revolution against the brutal British occupation of his country.
"I don’t lead terrorists. I lead Africans who want their self-government and land.”

Kenyans.co.ke
Today marks the 62nd anniversary since the execution of Dedan Kimathi at Kamiti Prison. A thread

NobodyCanStopReggae @NdungiGithuku 
"I do not lead terrorists. I lead Africans who want their self-government and land. God did not intend that one nation be ruled by another"-Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi,
Hanged by the British Govt. Feb 18, 1957.
Join us today Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi.
2.00 – 6.00 p.m 


Capital in the Morning
Today marks 62 years since Dedan Kimathi was executed by the Colonial government. We hosted his grand niece Wangechi Ngare on #Breakfast984 as we remembered him and everyone who fought for our independence.
@Amina_Kenya @Maqbuli.


According to Wikipedia, Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957) was born with the birthname Kimathi wa Waciuri. He became the most senior spiritual and military leader during the Mau Mau. He was captured in 1957 by the British colonialists.

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