Muthoni wa Kirima

Muthoni wa Kirima (born in 1931) was a top-ranking female fighter in Kenya's liberation movement The Mau Mau or Land Freedom Army in the 1950. She is the only woman said to have been bestowed the Mau Mau rank of field-marshal.

Field Marshall Muthoni

Quotes

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  • I will not cut my Dreds because the fruits of independence have not been enjoyed by the people who sacrificed the most.
    • As quoted in the article MUTHONI WA KIRIMA: MY HAIR, MY HISTORY [1] by Umazi Mvurya; published on April 13, 2018.
  • Some fighters are alive, but live in squalor. They are handicapped, blind, sick, beggars and squatters because nobody shared with them what we fought for. They sacrificed to unchain Kenya, but they were left poorer.
    • As quoted in the City News article of The Standard By James Mwangi | 5 years ago.
  • Up to date, the country is in the hands of collaborators. They are only concerned about their wealth and not the interest of the masses. Everything they own today is because we fought for it. It’s sad that many of us are either dead or live in deplorable states. I prefer to keep quiet and watch things as they unfold.
    • As quoted in the City News article of The Standard By James Mwangi | 5 years ago.
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