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The Forgotten MAU MAU Field Marshal, Musa Mwariama

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Field Marshall Musa Mwariama & Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta in 1963 after Independence. Field Marshall Musa Mwariama & Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta in 1963 after Independence.

The Mau Mau rebellion force would be led by three notable men during the late 40’s, 50’s through the 60’s. Two would be captured and imprisoned. One man leading his battalion of over 2000 men would never be captured. He would come out of the forest undefeated. Very few people know about Field Marshall Musa Mwariama who shared the same title with Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi. Field Marshal Mwariama is arguably the greatest Mau Mau fighter for he was never caught. There is no record of his demise and would be 84 years old today. We in Jamhuri honor and salute him for his courageous acts that brought about Kenya freedom.

The three main leaders of Mau Mau

Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi Waciuri

The most famous leader of Mau Mau was born 1920 and executed in 1957 for fighting colonialism. He would be shot by a home guard and tried for murder and terrorism. He would be convicted by the British colonial government then and executed in 1957.  

Field Marshal Musa Mwariama 

He was born in 1928 is a former leader of the Mau Mau from Meru who would leave his bases in Mount Kenya and Nyambene Hills on the equator with about 2,000 fighters having not surrendered or ever caught. He was decorated with the national Order of Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) after independence and had a famous picture of himself with President Jomo Kenyatta on attainment of independence.  

General China, Waruhiu Itote 

He was born in 1922 and would pass on in 1993. He was one of the key leaders of the Mau Mau after serving in the King's African Rifles of 1942 where he was  posted to Ceylon and o the Burma during the second world war. He would become a leader of the Mau Mau and be captured 1954. After independence he would serve as a top officer of the Kenya National Youth service.  

 

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