Where is Kenya’s Field Marshal Kimathi buried?

first_imgField Marshal Kimathi ‘smonument in Nairobi.The British ruling class has lavished millions to rebury King Richard III, who was killed 530 years ago. Almost $3 million was spent on the tomb alone. (The Telegraph, March 22)Yet British colonialism still refuses to reveal where the body of Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi is buried. Kimathi, a leader of Kenya’s Land and Freedom Army, was hanged on Feb. 18, 1957.Being captured with a loaded revolver was enough to send this African freedom fighter to the gallows.Queen Victoria’s storm troopers seized Kenya in 1895. Aristocrats stole the land with Lord Delamere alone grabbing 160,000 acres.Africans were forced at gunpoint into “native reserves,” which were modeled on Indian reservations in the United States.Oppression sparked resistance. When 8,000 Africans rallied in Nairobi on March 14, 1922, to protest the exiling of African leader Harry Thuku, police opened fire.White settlers standing on the Norfolk Hotel’s porch joined in the shooting. Fifty-eight Africans were murdered.The East African Trade Union Congress was founded on May 1, 1949. The average yearly wage of African workers in Kenya was then $73.On May Day in 1950, the EATUC issued a call for independence and majority rule. These genuine labor leaders in Kenya were immediately arrested by British Prime Minister Clement Attlee of the “Labour Party.”One hundred thousand workers joined a general strike to protest. Nairobi was paralyzed for nine days. It took a mobilization of the British army and colonial police to crush this uprising.Freedom demanded that an armed struggle be launched. Kenya’s Land and Freedom Army was born.Kenya’s colonial governor, Evelyn Baring, responded by declaring a state of emergency on Oct. 20, 1952. The governor’s family controlled Barings Bank, founded in 1762 by the slave trader Francis Baring. Baring himself was named a baron in 1960.Media helped lynch freedom fightersShakespeare’s play, “Richard III,” probably slandered this king. That’s not surprising since Queen Elizabeth I — a member of the Tudor family gang that wasted Richard’s Plantagenet family and seized the throne — was then ruling England.But Shakespeare’s slanders were nothing in comparison with the world capitalist media lies against freedom fighters in Kenya, who were labeled “Mau Mau.”Sixty years ago, the media called Jomo Kenyatta, who later became the leader of independent Kenya, a “terrorist.” His son, Uhuru Kenyatta, is Kenya’s current president.Baring ordered the colonial police to frame up Jomo Kenyatta and other independence fighters and imprison them. There was no jury.According to Caroline Elkins’ Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Imperial Reckoning,” Baring guaranteed a conviction by paying the judge a 20,000 pound bribe.Baring hoped Kenyatta’s frame-up would demoralize Africans. It ignited years of guerrilla warfare instead.Mau Mau fighters liberated weapons and ammunition from the colonialist army and police. Mau Mau-supporting blacksmiths made hundreds of guns.Britain mobilized 55,000 soldiers and cops to fight the Mau Mau. The Royal Air Force bombed guerrilla strongholds in Aberdares Forest and Kirinyaga.Caroline Elkins estimated that the colonial forces threw 300,000 Kenyans into concentration camps and forced another million into 800 “emergency villages” built with the Africans’ own slave labor.For Africans in Kenya, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was their Hitler. Guards used Alsatian dogs to maul women inmates at the Athi River camp, and the guards themselves clubbed prisoners arriving at the Manyani camp.Six hundred children were confined in Kamati camp alone. Almost none survived.Prisoners labeled as “hard-core Mau Mau” were selected to bury the children. “They would be tied in bundles of six babies,” recalled former inmate Helen Macharia.Uncle Sam helped this genocide by financing Nairobi’s Embakasi Airport. Now called Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it was built by the slave labor of Mau Mau prisoners.According to David Anderson’s “Histories of the Hanged,” 1,090 Africans were hanged in Kenya during this righteous uprising. Just for supplying food to guerrilla fighters — labeled “consorting” — the British settlers sent 207 people to their deaths.A posse led by Ian Henderson, a notorious torturer of Mau Mau suspects, finally captured Field Marshal Kimathi on Oct. 21, 1956. Henderson’s cruelty couldn’t stop the freedom struggle.Twenty thousand Mau Mau guerrillas didn’t die in vain. Kenya declared its independence on Dec. 12, 1963.Henderson later spent 30 well-paid years as head of Bahrain’s secret police. On June 3, 1997, anti-war leader and British Parliament member George Galloway told the House of Commons that Henderson was a war criminal.Mau Mau veterans filed a suit in 2006 against the British government for reparations, charging it with systematic torture of Kenyan freedom fighters.Africa remembers its heroes. Kimathi’s execution is commemorated and streets are named in his honor. A statue of Dedan Kimathi was unveiled in Nairobi on Dec. 11, 2006.When Nelson Mandela visited Kenya, he asked to see where Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi was buried.But the British imperialists still refuse to reveal this hero’s burial site.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Health inspectors find fault with Limerick residential centre

first_imgEmail Families in fear at a Limerick special needs centre Linkedin NewsHealthHealth inspectors find fault with Limerick residential centreBy Editor – January 12, 2018 1636 Previous articleFree sign language training for Limerick childcare professionalsNext article€1.59 million allocated for housing development in Abbeyfeale Editor Twitter Facebook University Hospital Limerick trolley count on double RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementcenter_img Print TAGSassessed needsBrothers of CharityDesmond Community Residential HousesfacilityHIQAinspectorspeople with disabilitiespsychological wellbeingshortcomings Brothers of Charity Services COVID-19 recruitment initiative WhatsApp Limerick patients included in Kerry hospital review Limerick Hospital Group had highest exposure to CPE superbug A LIMERICK facility for people with disability operated by the Brothers of Charity failed to meet Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) standards concerning the needs of residents.HIQA inspectors found that the shortcomings resulted in negative impacts on the physical and psychological wellbeing of residents.When they visited the Desmond Community Residential Houses in County Limerick, the inspectors found that the needs of residents in one house were “not compatible” and that the designated centre was not suited to meeting each resident’s assessed needs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was evidence of action taken by the provider, including the allocation of additional staff supports since December 2016. While this had improved the situation somewhat, there was concerning evidence of negative impacts on residents’ physical and psychological wellbeing, according to HIQA.More health news here Children went missing from special care unit 35 timeslast_img read more

Belmont looks to extend streak vs Tenn. Tech

first_imgBelmont looks to extend streak vs Tenn. Tech February 26, 2020 BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Jr. Clay is averaging 13.5 points to lead the charge for the Golden Eagles. Keishawn Davidson is also a big facilitator, putting up 8.8 points and 4.3 assists per game. The Bruins have been led by Nick Muszynski, who is averaging 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JR.: Clay has connected on 32.8 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 24 over his last five games. He’s also converted 72.7 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 75: Tennessee Tech is 0-13 when it allows at least 75 points and 9-7 when it holds opponents to less than 75.STREAK SCORING: Belmont has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 81.1 points while giving up 61.7.DID YOU KNOW: The Belmont offense has scored 81.2 points per game this season, ranking the Bruins seventh nationally. The Tennessee Tech defense has allowed 72.4 points per game to opponents (ranked 236th).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTennessee Tech (9-20, 6-10) vs. Belmont (22-7, 13-3)Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Belmont looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Tennessee Tech. In its last five wins against the Golden Eagles, Belmont has won by an average of 13 points. Tennessee Tech’s last win in the series came on Feb. 11, 2017, an 83-70 victory.last_img read more