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Dedan Kimathi, The Kenyan Revolutionary who fought the British

He was a Kenyan revolutionary who fought the British occupation in the 1950s under the Kenya Land and Freedom Army. Had he not been captured in the bush fighting against the British colonization in Kenya, pundits argue that he would have been the first president of the Republic of Kenya. Having served as a carrier of corps in the British army in the second world war.

He envisioned for a Neo-Colonialism free country in Kenya where even the peasantry would have equal land rights like the wealthy and mighty in Kenya. His famous quote is that it is better to die standing than to live the rest of your life kneeling for your masters and begging.

In many African countries, His name is famous with many revolutionaries. Nelson Mandela too regarded Him as one of those who inspired him to become a revolutionary. In Kenya, His legacy still lives on.

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