The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have visited Dedan Kimathi’s widow Mukami Kimathi at her residential home Nairobi, Sunday 17, October.
Speaking at Mukami’s rented home, Raila said that the freedom Kenyans are enjoying should be credited to people like Mukami who were detained alongside former first lady Mama Ngina.
“Mama here is the exemplification of the struggle of independence in our country. To our young generation today, do not take anything for granted. You need to know that the freedom we enjoy today did not just come,” he said.
Raila was shocked to learn that the widow pays rent on a monthly basis in the Nairobi house in which she lives. He pledged to ensure that she will have full ownership of house and also promised to talk the government into giving the family land in Laikipia.
“For the descendants of Mau Mau who are still landless, there is a property we have already identified in Laikipia. I will ask the government to help them but if they don’t, my government will do it,” he added.
ODM leader went on his knees to receive blessing from Makumi Kimathi.