• Kalonzo was speaking on Friday during the burial of Mau Mau veteran, Field Marshal Muthoni Kirima.
• Muthoni wa Kirima served as Dedan Kimathi's personal assistant in the struggle for liberation.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has urged the government to press on with the search for Dedan Kimathi's remains.
Kalonzo said the discovery of the remains of the Mau Mau warrior will allow peace to prevail in the country.
“When I was Vice President, I came here and I planted a tree where Kimathi was shot. And I even gave instructions to begin the task of finding the remains of Dedan Kimathi in Kamiti,” Kalonzo said.
“I want to suggest; let us not sleep. Rigathi, let us not sleep until we find where our number one hero lies. It will give us peace and will give peace to this country.”
Kalonzo was speaking on Friday during the burial of Mau Mau veteran, Field Marshal Muthoni Wa Kirima.
He said her spirit is indelibly woven into Kenya's past, present and future.
"Field Marshal Muthoni Kirima was a remarkable woman with incredible strength and fortitude. The "weaver bird" as she was named by Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi because of her ingenuity in finding food for Mau Mau in the forest, fought for the liberties and freedoms that Kenyans enjoy today," Kalonzo said.
In May, President William Ruto said the Kenya Kwanza government will collaborate with the Mau Mau elders in exhuming the remains of Dedan Kimathi.
He said Kimathi was embarrassedly buried yet he fought for the freedom of the country.
"The government will collaborate with the elders to look for the remains of Kimathi. He was buried without dignity. We will look for the remains, and accord Dedan Kimathi the burial he deserves," Ruto said.
He said Kimathi deserves all the respect as he fought for the freedom of the people of Kenya.
Muthoni wa Kirima served as Dedan Kimathi's personal assistant in the struggle for liberation.
She passed on September 5 at the age of 92.
She was pronounced dead at a hospital in Pangani where she was rushed moments after developing health complications.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua among other leaders attended her burial on Friday held at her home in Tetu, Nyeri County.