When Kenyan history is written, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi forms part of it and through him we meet Mrs. Mukami Kimathi. The embodiment of a real Kenyan woman. A true example of what sacrifice entails and also the power and roles women hold in our country. She is our beloved grandmother, through her ,freedom was born in our borders and up to date we enjoy the fruits of her labor.
No words are worth to tell what she went through, only through her eyes that you get a glimpse of the struggle and the joy of the aftermath. For the scars that we bear, they are indeed the symbols that we are winners and our own strength. Her’s is a tale that will live for posterity. As Kenyans, we will always be indebted to her.
When Kenyan history is written, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi forms part of it and through him we meet Mrs. Mukami Kimathi. The embodiment of a real Kenyan woman. A true example of what sacrifice entails and also the power and roles women hold in our country. She is our beloved grandmother, through her , freedom was born in our borders and up to date we enjoy the fruits of her labor. The week starting 15th - 21st February 2016 was The Kimathi Week.
In Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, this is the week we commemorate the death of our freedom fighter Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi as his struggle for the Kenyan independence. And to cap it up, The President’s Award DeKUT Chapter in conjunction with St. John Ambulance DeKUT Unit organized a visit to the widow of the Freedom Fighter, Mrs. Mukami Kimathi. We were privileged to be accompanied by The Dean Of Students, Mr. Kaimoe. We also had other staff members from the Security Department and the House Keeping Department from the institution. The University Management facilitated transport.
We departed from the University at around 7.00 a.m. The journey took around five hours.We arrived around midday. We were welcomed by the family of the Heroin Mrs. Mukami Kimathi. The atmosphere around the home was peaceful. The day’s program started with an introduction of the family members and also the Dean of Students, Mr. Kaimoe did an introduction of the DeKUT staff during the visit . Prayers and preaching session were led by Wycliffe Muriuki. We then presented our gifts to Mrs. Mukami Kimathi, after which she cut the cake in which we all shared. We partook a meal prepared by the family. Pupils from Kimathi Primary School and Kimathi Nursery School were also present. We had fun games with the pupils and the children as Mrs. Mukami Kimathi watched and she expressed her joy in watching us.
Before we could call it a day, Mrs. Mukami gave her remarks and urged us to ensure that we excel in our studies for purposes of bettering our future and that of our country. She lay emphasis on obeying authority. She also advised us not to indulge in drugs. She stressed out on unity of the Country and not to be divided on tribal lines or political affiliations. For the land we hold dear, she planted a tree with us to signify the beauty of our freedom.
“The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Dean and students present a gift to Mrs. Kimathi