STOP RECOGNISING HYENAS

Do justice to what heroism is about

There is a nagging concern that some of those who are feted as national greats contrarily are people who appear to be completely unqualified for the heroism status

In Summary

• We can talk of iconic heroes such as Dedan Kimathi, Martin Shikuku and Kenneth Matiba.

• Many Kenyans are also much aware that there were instances when the government mishandled our intellectual heroes and heroines such as the late Professor Ali Mazrui, Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Wangari Mathaai.

Mashujaa Day, which was colourfully celebrated on Sunday, is an exceptional Kenyan moment for tracing our collective journey and heroism, since the country attained its Independence in ...

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