ODM Leader Raila Odinga today paid homage to Mukami Kimathi, widow of Kenya’s freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi.

During the visit, Raila lauded her as an embodiment of Kenya’s struggle for independence as Mukami blessed Raila by putting her hands on top of his head as she prayed for the presidential hopeful.

“She was detained together with other wives of freedom fighters. She is a freedom fighter like others,” Raila said.

Raila further urged the government to come up with a comprehensive program to try and help those who fought for the country’s freedom and independence.

The former prime minister has since petitioned the British Government to compensate descendants of Mau Mau fighters and apologize to their families.

Raila also said one of the main reason to visit Mukami was because the country was going to celebrate Mashujaa day, and she was part of the heroes and heroines that fought for the country’s independence and deserved the recognition.

A fortnight ago, Raila was honoured in a colourful event for sacrifices and strides he made towards the fight for democracy.

He was also recognised for his role towards peace, championing unity, and development in the country.

By People Daily

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