Dedan Kimathi

Dedan Kimathi Waciuri
Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957), born Kimathi wa Waciuri, was the senior most military and spiritual leader during the Mau Mau Uprising.wikipedia
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Musa Mwariama

Field Marshal Musa Mwariama
The others were Musa Mwariama and Muthoni Kirima. During a public address at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi before he left the country, Mandela stated his admiration for Kimathi, Musa Mwariama, Waruhiu Itote and other Mau Mau leaders who inspired his own struggle against injustice.
Together with Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, they comprised the core Mau Mau leadership.

Kenya

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Widely regarded as a revolutionary leader, he led an armed military struggle against the British colonial regime in Kenya in the 1950s until his capture in 1957.
The capture of Dedan Kimathi on 21 October 1956 in Nyeri signified the ultimate defeat of the Mau Mau and essentially ended the military offensive.

Mau Mau Uprising

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Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957), born Kimathi wa Waciuri, was the senior most military and spiritual leader during the Mau Mau Uprising.
The capture of rebel leader, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, on 21 October 1956, signalled the defeat of the Mau Mau, however, the rebellion survived until after Kenya's independence from Britain, driven mainly by the Meru units led by Field Marshal Musa Mwariama and General Baimungi.

Kikuyu people

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The Mau Mau began as the Land and Freedom Army (KLFA), a militant Kikuyu, Embu and Meru army which sought to reclaim land, which the British settlers had gradually stripped away from them.
By 1952, under Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (Mau Mau) launched a full military conflict on the British military, settlers and their native allies.

Mwai Kibaki

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Despite being viewed with disdain by the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi governments, Kimathi and his fellow Mau Mau rebels were officially recognised as heroes in the struggle for Kenyan independence since the Mwai Kibaki administration, culminating in the unveiling of a Kimathi statue in 2007.
To get along Kibaki has never taken risks of leadership that are associated with leaders like Dedan Kimathi, Jomo Kenyatta, Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela who sacrificed greatly for the cause of freedom, justice and country.

Waruhiu Itote

During a public address at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi before he left the country, Mandela stated his admiration for Kimathi, Musa Mwariama, Waruhiu Itote and other Mau Mau leaders who inspired his own struggle against injustice.
Waruhiu Itote (1922 – 30 April 1993), nom de guerre General China, was one of the key leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960) in British Kenya alongside Dedan Kimathi, Stanley Mathenge, Kurito ole Kisio, Musa Mwariama and Muthoni Kirima.

Kamiti Maximum Security Prison

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In the early morning of 18 February 1957 he was executed by hanging at the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison.
Mau Mau rebel leader Dedan Kimathi was hanged by British colonial administration on 18 February 1957.

Kenneth O'Connor

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A court presided over by Chief Justice O'Connor and with an all-black jury of Kenyans sentenced him to death while he lay in a hospital bed at the General Hospital Nyeri.
O'Connor was the senior presiding judge in many Mau Mau trials, the most notable being that of Dedan Kimathi, whom O'Connor sentenced to death in 1957.

Muthoni Kirima

Field Marshal Muthoni.
The others were Musa Mwariama and Muthoni Kirima.

Nationalism

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Kenyan nationalists view him as the heroic figurehead of the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial minority rule while the British government saw him as a terrorist.

Kenya Colony

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Kenyan nationalists view him as the heroic figurehead of the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial minority rule while the British government saw him as a terrorist.

Government of the United Kingdom

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Kenyan nationalists view him as the heroic figurehead of the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial minority rule while the British government saw him as a terrorist.

Terrorism

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Kenyan nationalists view him as the heroic figurehead of the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial minority rule while the British government saw him as a terrorist.

Jomo Kenyatta

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Despite being viewed with disdain by the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi governments, Kimathi and his fellow Mau Mau rebels were officially recognised as heroes in the struggle for Kenyan independence since the Mwai Kibaki administration, culminating in the unveiling of a Kimathi statue in 2007.

Tetu, Kenya

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Kimathi was born in Thege Village Tetu division, Nyeri District.
Two of the most famous Kenyans come from Tetu: liberation leader Dedan Kimathi and Nobel peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai.

Nyeri County

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Kimathi was born in Thege Village Tetu division, Nyeri District.

English language

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At the age of fifteen, he enrolled at the local primary school, Karuna-ini, where he perfected his English.

British Army

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In 1940, Kimathi enlisted in the British Army, but was discharged after a month, allegedly for drunkenness and persistent violence against his fellow recruits.

Ol Kalou

Around 1947 or 1948, whilst working in Ol Kalou, Kimathi came into contact with members of the Kenya African Union (KAU).

Kenya African Union

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Around 1947 or 1948, whilst working in Ol Kalou, Kimathi came into contact with members of the Kenya African Union (KAU).

Embu people

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The Mau Mau began as the Land and Freedom Army (KLFA), a militant Kikuyu, Embu and Meru army which sought to reclaim land, which the British settlers had gradually stripped away from them.

Meru people

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The Mau Mau began as the Land and Freedom Army (KLFA), a militant Kikuyu, Embu and Meru army which sought to reclaim land, which the British settlers had gradually stripped away from them.

Oath

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Upon taking the oath of the Mau Mau, Kimathi in 1951 joined the Forty Group, the militant wing of the defunct Kikuyu Central Association.

Forty Group

Upon taking the oath of the Mau Mau, Kimathi in 1951 joined the Forty Group, the militant wing of the defunct Kikuyu Central Association.

Kikuyu Central Association

Land and Freedom Army
Upon taking the oath of the Mau Mau, Kimathi in 1951 joined the Forty Group, the militant wing of the defunct Kikuyu Central Association.