This afternoon, His Excellency Governor (Dr.) Moses Kiarie Badilisha has met the leadership and representatives of the Mau Mau fraternity in Nyandarua County as part of the preparations for the burial of the late Mukami Kimathi scheduled this Saturday in Njabini-Kiburu, Kinangop sub-county.
The meeting discussed their participation in the funeral service as well as other issues of interest to the Mau Mau veterans, many of them residents of Nyandarua. “We remain eternally indebted and grateful for your sacrifice to this nation, and our independence is the product of your blood, sweat and devotion to country; as your Governor, these sacrifices will not be in vain, and I will do everything possible, within my mandate and that of the County Government, to support you,” Governor Badilisha assured them. The Mau Mau fraternity was led by Brigadier John Kiboko.
As part of honoring the Mau Mau and centrality of Nyandarua in Kenya’s independence struggle, Nyandarua is establishing a museum at the colonial Kinyahwe house and also documenting the history for posterity.
A follow-up meeting will take place after the funeral to draw up a framework of engagement and possible areas of support and interventions. Present were CECM Hon. John Muiru, Chief Officer (Dr.) Pachomius Wambugu, and CoS Peter Thiari among others