October 21, 2020

Remembering The Sacrifice Of Dedan Kimathi

In the early morning of 18 February 1957 (63 years ago today) Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi was executed by hanging at the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison gallows until pronounced dead.

Before his execution, his wife, Mukami secretly drove to Kamiti prison. He told her that “I have no doubt in my mind that the British are determined to execute me. I have committed no crime.

My only crime is that I am a Kenyan revolutionary who led a liberation army… Now If I must leave you and my family I have nothing to regret about.

*My blood will water the tree of Independence*.”

We must not forget the great sacrifice by those who gave their all for us to be free .

We cannot let this sacrifice go waste, we must continue and build Africa for all Africans.

 

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