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 Political Developments and the Struggle for Independence in Kenya (1919-1963)

Key women contributors in the struggle for independence.

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Key women contributors in the struggle for independence.
1. Mekatilili wa Menza of Giriama who mobilized and administered oaths to the kaya elders to cause the Agiriama resistance
2. Moraa, a Kitutu, prophetess of Gusii who was instrumental in the Gusii resistance.
3. Mary Muthoni Nyanjiru, famously remembered for inciting men to riot when Harry Thuku had been arrested.
4. Syotune wa Kithuke, a Kamba prophetess who used the kilumi dance in 1911 to mobilize the Akamba to protest against British colonialism.
These women rallied the Africans against the Europeans in Kenya.


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