Explain Kimathi’s death, say Mau Mau veterans
Mau Mau war veterans have asked the British government to reveal the circumstances on the death of former freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi. This one of the seven demands the veterans want the British government to address in the ongoing compensation case. Addressing more than 2,000 members during a meeting at Glorious Church grounds in Kikuyu yesterday, secretary general Gitu Kahengeri told members to be wary of con men who are asking for Sh6,000 for the compensation case.
Gitu said the British government subjected the Mau Mau freedom to brutality, adding that the colonial rulers have to reveal Kimathi's grave. “We want to know whether Kimathi was burnt to death or was just buried. We want to know where they buried his body. We also want a public apology from the British over the destruction of our property and death of many of us,” he said. The veterans' lawyer Paul Muite said the compensation claim case will soon be determined. “We are in the final steps of the court case and we hope that we will win because the British have never objected to the accusations levelled against them as false,” he said. The court ruling of the Mau Mau vs. the British Government, he said, will be made this October.