In my primary school days I used to appreciate with awe the dreaded Mai Mau warriors. Once one of our school teachers raised a hoax, that they were in town!! The hullaballoo that ensued was dramatic, and of course thte teacher reprimanded. I then started to bore into the history of Mau Mau and their freedom fighters. They were not communists or anything but purely Africans who resisted domination. I saluted them then and I salute them now. My Hero, Dedan Kimathi, though long dead is still languishing in the shadows of recognition as a real and dedicated freedom fighter.To me he goes down into the mists of time but will not be frgotten. I can place him in the same compound as our Chief Mkwawa and Kinjeketile who refused to bow to the colonialists. The legacy of Dedan Kimathi Waciuri must be internationally noted.