A LIFE IN THE STRUGGLE By Karimi Nduthu
Karīmi Nduthu was brutally assassinated by agents of the Moi dictatorship on the 23rd of March 1996. A s this book indicates, Karīmi Nduthu was a revolutionary jewel, firmly embedded in the purest forms of the Kenyan tradition of patriotic resistance. His very name denotes resistance against natural and human predators. His actions place him in the anti-imperialist resistance tradition set in motion by Yusuf bin Hassan who courageously fought against the Portuguese in the 17th Century and by those like Waiyaki wa Hinga, Me Katilili, Koitalel, Kīmaathi, Pio Gama Pinto who fought against British imperialism. It is the assimilation of these pure and selfless traditions for liberation and freedom that guided his actions as a Mwakenya activist, a political prisoner and a human rights advocate. Karīmi said NO to the continued division of the Africa people into warring ethnicities. But he said YES to the unity of Kenyan people, their collective strength, and their will to struggle for a National Democratic Revolution as the only basis for a new era of unity, freedom and justice.