Gitu’s Story: ‘We Want the Whole World to Know’

Gitu Wa Kahengeri is the Secretary General of the Mau Mau War Veterans Association. In the course of the struggle for independence he spent almost seven years in detention, first at Athi River Camp, then later at Manda Island. 

Over the last few months, our team has been talking to Gitu extensively about his life and experiences during the emergency, his ongoing fight for recognition for Mau Mau freedom fighters and as our plans for the project. Ultimately, clips from these conversations will be used in our exhibition, layered over our interactive digital map to help visitors engage with first hand accounts of the struggle. In the meantime, we are sharing various excerpts via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. As well as the website!

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