History records that the kenyan nationalists who were detained at Kapenguria were six in number encompassing Kenya's founding father the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Bildad Kaggia, Fred Kubai, Ramogi Achieng Oneko, Kung'u Karumba and celebrated Kamba icon, honorable Paul Joseph Ngei. Political analysts and historians articulate the six renowned icons were arrested arrested in 1952, tried at Kapenguria and later improsened at Northern Kenya. However we always forget to take into account the late Esau Khamati Oriedo.
Paul Joseph Ngei was one of the Kapenguria six who were detained by the british colonial government on October 20, 1952 for their role in anti-colonial movement. The six detainees: Jomo Kenyatta, Bildad Kaggia, Ramogi Achieng Oneko, Paul Ngei, Fred Kubai and Kung'u Karumba, were on trial for six months, from December 1952 to April 1953, found guilty and sentenced for seven years imprisonment with hard labor. They were released from prison in the year 1959. After release, Jomo Kenyatta became Kenya's Prime minister
Ramogi Achieng Oneko was born in the year 1920 in Tieng'a village, Uyoma sub location in Bondo District. He was a Kenyan freedom fighter and a politician. In Kenya, he is considered as a super national hero and he was a great ally of the first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s after having been jailed in Kapenguria together. Therefore, President Kenyatta as a reward appointed him as the first Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Minister. He was described as a pioneer, a Kenyan newspaper editor, a freedom fighter,
The Kapenguria Museum was opened in 1993 as it was used as prison before being changed to museum. It is located in Kapenguria Town, at the site where the six most influential leaders in the struggle for independence were detained. To preserve the history of the struggle for independence, the National Museum of Kenya with financial support from the Dutch funded Arid and Semi-Arid Lands project in West Pokot preserve and rehabilitated the prison.The Kapenguria Six were founding fathers of the Kenyan Nation. Mzee
Ramogi Achieng Oneko (1920–2007) was a Kenyan freedom fighter and a politician. In Kenya, he is considered as a national hero. He was born in Tieng'a village in Uyoma sub-location in Bondo District in 1920 and educated at Maseno School. In 1969 Oneko was arrested by his former friend Kenyatta following an incident in Kisumu during Kenyatta's visit to the town. Oneko was released in 1975. Oneko died of a heart attack aged 87 on 9 June 2007 at his home in Kunya village, Rarieda, Bondo District. Oneko left a