Writer Wainana on the historic role of Kenya's Dedan Kimathi

Smart Monkey TV
Publication Date:
10 July 2013
Kenya, Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Governance

Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainana talks about: what Dedan Kimathi means to Kenyans; how he fits into people's memories of the period under Kenya's first President Jomo Kenyatta; the achievements and the rough underside of this period; the forgetting that went with the achievements of that period; the Kikuyu claims on the achievements of Kimathi; and how the idea of Kenya as a country is always in the future.