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Mau Mau fighter, 90, passes on

By - | Published Tue, April 9th 2013 at 00:00, Updated April 9th 2013 at 00:07 GMT +3
Former Mau Mau fighter General M’Anampiu Gaita. (Photo:Standard)

By Patrick Muthuri

Meru, Kenya: A former Mau Mau General M’Anampiu Gaita fondly known as Muchori has passed away at the age of 90 years.

 According to Meru Freedom Fighters Association Secretary Mr Leonard Murithi, the freedom fighter passed on over the weekend following a short illness.

 In his condolence message, former Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara said Muchori’s death serves as a reminder to the nation to meaningfully honour freedom fighters.

 “I wish to send my condolences to the family of the great Mau Mau hero and freedom fighter General Muchori. His passing on should serve to remind us as a nation of our obligation to our freedom fighters and the need to honour them and their families in a meaningful way,” stated Imanyara.

 Murithi said Muchori was last week admitted at Cottolengo Mission Hospital-Chaaria last week before being discharged and passed on at his home on Saturday.

 “The Late General Muchori was among the first people to take up arms against colonialists in 1952. The Government should come in and support the family of the late hero at this hour of need,” Murithi said.

The Late General Muchori was credited for enlisting renowned freedom fighters like the late Field Marshall Mwariama and Late General Baimungi into the Mau Mau.

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