Here is something really shocking, when you think about what has been happening in this blog over the last few houyrs.
In a few hours time it will be August 15th. Tom Mboya’s birthday.
Had this Kenyan hero lived he would have been 77, a year older than President Kibaki and 3 years younger than Vice President Moody Awori.
If it were possible for people to celebrate their birthdays in the grave, this birthday would have been the happiest and most memorable for TJ, as his friends called him. What would have made him happiest is that his younger son (just 21 months old when he was gunned down in Nairobi that fateful July lunch time in 1969, has come of age and shown the same courage he himself showed in challenging the mighty British government. A government that just 5 years earlier in 1952, had crushed the Mau Mau land uprising with such ruthlessness that somebody would have to be out of their minds to dare challenge them.
Tom would also have no doubt been deeply intrigued that...
Incase you missed it, read the open letter from Marianne Briner to Njoroge Mungai.