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BILDAD KAGGIA

62 years ago, a revolutionary force awoke myriads of assaulted spirits:
Bildad Kaggia dared to defy colonial agents in power high.
All voices mute, a lone whisper cared to stir with unequaled wits, 34 more words

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ONE LAST GAZE

One last gaze over our shoulders, and we part ways.
From this hour onwards we are become bitter foes;
Oh! We’ll miss sentiments exchanged in heat of vernal days. 26 more words

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THE BATTLE OF MWALA (November 1895)

A traitor, he’s deplored from year to year;
The deeds of mwatu wa ngoma still attracts scorn and disgrace to his name.
General Mwana wa muka’s patriotism, in contrast, has no peer, 13 more words

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GENERAL SYONGUU

THE BATTLE OF IVETI (august 1898)
To our regret, her ambition was not fulfilled
Loyal although she was, she fell in to disgrace.
General Syonguu was perfectly in the art of war skilled… 49 more words

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GENERAL KALASINGA (Sep 5-1954)

BATTLE OF KĩGANJO
The turbid twin Rivers sob in streams
In rows, misty waters flow where gorges are dim.
What is this place where foggy dews on broken skulls teem? 109 more words

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A THOUSAND SMOKES

 

Smoke from a thousand homesteads rise to meet the infinite sky

Beyond the dim horizon a lone owl cry

But where are the heroes of bygone years buried? 41 more words

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Rhetoric and Imperial Decline: Arguing the Hola Camp Massacre of 1959

Richard Toye
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On 3 March 1959, eleven Mau Mau detainees were beaten to death by their British guards amid an attempt to force the prisoners to undertake manual labour. 924 more words

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