OUR MISSION NO 1 today, is to congratulate the Mau Mau mass movement freedom fighters, who heroically through tears, sweat and blood, recovered freedom, justice and land from British colonial regime of dictatorship.

OUR MISSION NO 2 is, to thank Kenya national government, for revoking in 2003, the colonial subsidiary legislation no 913 of 12-8-1950, which without justification, proscribed Mau Mau freedom mass movement, terming it, a dangerous organization.

The revocation of that bad law enabled Mau Mau victims of torture and ill-treatment, to file a case in the royal court of justice in London, against British government in 2009.

The case resulted in an out of court agreement, under which the British government agreed to pay the case torture and ill-treatment victims, to issue a public sincere statement of regret on torture and ill-treatment of Mau Mau freedom fighters by British colonial government during the emergency draconian laws, in 1950-1960, and to build a torture and ill-treatment victims memorial monument, which we have come to inaugurate here today.

 

                                 WEENDANI URIA NDONIRE, WA CIANA NA ATUMIA, MBOCO YAGWA THI MAKENYURANA.

HOYAI MA THAITHAI MA NIAMU NGAI NO URIA WA TENE !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR MISSION NO 3 is, to convey our gratitude to the board members of Kenya Human Rights Commission, the staff including tea makers, who never let us go thirsty when we visit KHRC offices. it is fair to say, that KHRC in our considered opinion, fits the bill of human rights redeemer.

OUR MISSION NO 4 is, to thank our local and London court lawyers, in recognition of their better legal arguments they advanced on our behalf in the court of law.

OUR MISSION NO 5 is, to thank all persons local or foreign, who sympathized and prayed for the success of our case in London.

It is just and fair to say, that our observation in and outside the court in London, British young generation, morally supported our case. it is a good gesture for reconciliation construction.

 

Mau Maus were never terrorists, they were freedom fighters. They drew authority to fight, from the entire population of Kenya, who were aggrieved by the dictatorial colonial regime.

TWATHIAGA TUKENETE TUGACOKA TUKENETE !! 

“RUGENDO RWITU RWARI RWEGA TUGITHII NA TUGICOKA”

“RUGENDO RWITU RWARI RWEGA TUGITHII NA TUGICOKA”

We the Mau Maus believe, that negotiations and dialogues start from an individual homestead to international forums, are the mothers of all mutual agreements, the world over. we have examples to quote, to support that school of thought. 1. The United Nations, East Africa Community, ECOWAS etc.

Although we have no ability to forget, atrocities committed by colonial administrators and the settlers, against freedom fighters, we sincerely believe, that our out of court negotiated agreement, that bore this monument, will cultivate and nurse a healthy reconciliation process, between the Mau Mau , the British people and their government.

It is our dear conviction, that human beings, wherever they live, at home, or overseas, are interdependent. Each one of them is a condition to the others existence.

As we inaugurate an out of court agreement, torture and ill-treatment memorial monument, our fellow brothers and sisters at arms, who missed the 1st case have a case pending in the court in London.

We appeal to you the British commissioner, to make recommendation that they also be paid, since they suffered torture and ill-treatment in the same way we did.

Considering the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and the movement adherents, in recovering freedom and justice and bearing in mind and souls the historical importance this memorial carries, we the freedom fighters, patriotically urge Kenya national government, through the cabinet secretary in charge of museums, to gazette this monument, to be part of national museums.

Let the Mau Mau spirit, of patriotism live, for ever and ever.

 

 

HON.DR. GITU WA KEHENGERI (OGW)

SECRETARY GENERAL