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Mama Ngina's life In Kamiti -An Excerpt From The Book - Mukami Kimathi - Mau Mau Freedom Fighter

Mama Ngina's life In Kamiti -An Excerpt From The Book - Mukami Kimathi - Mau Mau Freedom Fighter

....Ngina Kenyatta (pictured)was assigned to take care of all the children of the prisoners working in the working gangs.

 She had more than fifty children under her care.

 My son Maina was one of those she took care of.

She would feed them, alone, and clean their urine and waste all day.

 I would come from the farms or the Quarries and find Ngina with a child strapped to her back, another on her stomach while rocking two more with her hands."

"The mothers would take their children and sleep with them. In the morning after the five o’clock count, the mothers would go out to work and give Ngina Kenyatta the children to take care of.

 They took their children back in the evening at six.

"We slept in a cell in which the lights were never put off and every half hour, a warder would peep through a peephole called a Judas hole to make sure that Ngina Kenyatta and I had not escaped.

They called me Mau Mau mbaya na Kali.

The Prison Wardresses would give us food, ugali with a soup of white beans floating in water.

The white beans were called Kaboro.

Sometimes, we could get Ugali and ten beans. 

"On one occasion Ngina and I were denied food for ten days. We peeled termite soil from the wall, mixed it with water and ate the paste."

I.e This post was first made by Dennis Itumbi, currently Digital Strategist at Deputy President William Ruto’s office, in 2016.

In the post Itumbi added: “Buy the book for the 282-page story of Kenya, the Freedom fight and a post script thereof. Forget the approved textbooks. Read it raw.  God Bless You, Keep You and Favour You.


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