“I will not cut my Dreads because the fruits of independence have not been enjoyed by the people who sacrificed the most.” aurn.com/muthoni-wa-kir…
“The Mau Mau is credited as being the anti-colonial movement that began the demise of the British Imperial Empire attributing to Kenya’s independence while influencing other similar African revolts.”
"Muthoni and other veterans remain landless and poor, complaining that African post-colonial governments have been just as unfair to freedom fighters like the British colonial governments.

“There is no justice in Kenya,” she says…
Kenyatta and other post-colonial leaders betrayed Muthoni and her fellow veterans by denouncing the Mau Mau to the extent of banning the movement. It was officially de-classified as a terrorist organization in Kenya 40 yrs after independence in 2003.”

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