Jomo Kenyatta Betrayed Dedan Kimathi before and After His Death.
Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957), born Kimathi wa Waciuri, was a revolutionary leader who along with Field Marshal Musa Mwariama led an armed military struggle known as the Mau Mau Uprising against the British colonial regime in Kenya in the 1950s.
As we reflect on our 55 years of independence and celebrate State appointed heroes, a new book by Joseph Karimi called: “Dedan Kimathi, The Whole Story” tells us how Jomo Kenyatta betrayed Kimathi when he was tried and sentenced to death by colonialists and Kenyatta was asked by a colonial emissary Mr. Elijah Gichanga, “what he wished done to Kimathi” and Kenyatta said: “Two bulls cannot share the same paddock.” When Kenyatta’s fellow inmates heard what Kenyatta said, they were so incensed that they plotted retaliation against him but he was protected by prison officers. After independence, Kenyatta would betray the entire Mau Mau movement and even jailed and detained Achieng Oneko and Bildad who were jailed with him at Lokitaung, Lodwar.
One of the greatest reasons why Kenyatta handed over Dedan Kimathi as criminal was because he had already declared himself as self appointed prime minister of Kenya, awarded himself a knighthood and dubbed himself “Knight Commander of the African Empire and Lord of the Southern Hemisphere” forced tens of thousands of Kikuyu into the movement.
Dedan Kimathi had demonstrated leadership,deserved to be the first prime minister and was the true founding father of Kenya.
Many other prominent freedom fighters were assassinated under unclear circumstances.
Deaths of revolutionary leaders like Tom Mboya and J.M Kariuki remain unresolved over a half a century later after independence.
This is one reason why poor Kenyans continue to languish in the desert of poverty, where Kenyatta, their Moses abandoned them as he secretly took his family and political supporters to The Promised Land of Runda, Muthaiga, Karen and other posh residential areas.
Jomo Kenyatta does not deserve to be celebrated as a hero of this nation.
He made a secret deal with British colonialists that he will not take away land from British settlers thus leaving many freedom fighters landless and Kenyans.
This is a testimony that In the quest to completely liberate Africa Africans are our worst enemies.
We will have to confront and battle those who are against Unity of Africa in order for us to succeed in attaining a unified and prosperous Africa.
As we celebrate the true heroes of Mau Mau liberation movement;here is one of the quotes of Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi:
“I don’t lead terrorists. I lead Africans who want their self-government and land. God did not intend that one nation be ruled by another for ever. ” Field Marshall, Dedan Kimathi Waciûri Commander of the Kenya Land and Freedom Army – Mau Mau.
JM KARIUKI AND TOM MBOYA ASSASSINATION: