Mukami Kimathi, the wife of Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi, has passed away at the age of 96. The news of her death was confirmed by her family on Wednesday.
Mukami Kimathi was a prominent figure in Kenya’s struggle for independence and played a vital role in supporting her husband’s efforts to overthrow British colonial rule. She was married to Dedan Kimathi, a leader of the Mau Mau rebellion, who was hanged by the British in 1957.
Despite the loss of her husband, Mukami Kimathi continued to fight for Kenya’s independence and was actively involved in the country’s political and social development. She was a strong advocate for women’s rights and worked tirelessly to empower women in Kenya.
Mukami Kimathi was also a respected educator and founded the Kimathi Memorial School in Nyeri, which is dedicated to the memory of her late husband. The school provides education to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and is seen as a symbol of hope for many in the community.
Tributes have been pouring in from across Kenya for Mukami Kimathi, with many people expressing their admiration for her strength and dedication to the cause of freedom. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has also expressed his condolences, describing Mukami Kimathi as a “towering figure” in Kenya’s history.
Mukami Kimathi’s legacy will continue to inspire generations of Kenyans to fight for justice, equality, and freedom. She will be remembered as a true hero of Kenya’s struggle for independence.