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2 Reply by Stocko exchange Today 15:34:36

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Njamba do you know the man named Gichwe? He has a home just west of Kwaregi primary school. I don’t know if he is still alive but he is one of those people who fought in WW2. He was always full of stories of how he fought in Burma. I am sure there are many like him but nobody recognizes them during the remembrance week. Which remends I watched Saving Private Ryan again last night on History channel and isn’t that a good movie or what, the lines are fabulous. Only now I realise Vin Diesel was in that movie, hadn’t seen him the first time I watched it. Why I didn’t even know that Private Ryan was played by Matt Damon.

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3 Reply by Njamba Today 16:13:20

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Stocko,
Can you ask your mum to tell gichwe to sell her the Panga (Machete)/sword he brought home from Burma. Was Gichwe a hired Mercernary? If he was I would like to get the whole story on camera. It is time you dispactched your Son to go do research over there and record it on tape I will pay him for it. This should be an academic pursuit for him too. I was thinking it is about time we write the history of our gichagi. There is a lot of info there that can be of future reference to our descendants.
My mum’s uncle died is still missing in action he never returned from Burma. The family believes he died there and British army buried him there like a dog.

I hate the British colonialists with all my heart they treated our people like dogs. Anyway There is a man in Githirioni who son was born retarded son due to the effects of gun powder. I am the son gets medical help from the british government even today.
It is better to be right and march to hell than to be wrong and march to heaven with a bunch of fools – Dr Clarke To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”

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4 Reply by Stocko exchange Today 16:30:19

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The thing is Njamba I don’t know Gichwe (Ithe wa Njau) is still alive. He used to go to Independent church there at the shopping centre with both his wives on each side every Sunday. If you met him he will stop to speak in glowing terms about both his wives and how much he loved them. Then he would go on and on about his WW2 times
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5 Reply by Njamba Today 16:36:52

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I have not heard of his passing he is still alive as far as I know. We are family, his daughter Wangui is married to my uncle.
It is better to be right and march to hell than to be wrong and march to heaven with a bunch of fools – Dr Clarke To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”

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6 Reply by Toatoa princess Today 16:40:46

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My grandfather fought in WWII and according to my Dad, the Bama market in Nai was started by these soldiers when they got back. Their service in the war opened their eyes to entreprenurial possibilities and they started small businesses hapo.

Unfortunately I think they also got targeted by the colonial gova as being behind the organization of Mau Mau…
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7 Reply by Stocko exchange Today 18:10:43

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Notable servicemen, check number 11

1.Idi Amin
2.Roald Dahl
3.General Sir George Giffard
4.Captain Tony Hargrave-Smith
5.David Gordon Hines, later in East African Colonial Service
6.Waruhiu Itote (“General China”)
7.Nigel Gray Leakey
8.P. J. Marshall – historian of the British empire in the eighteenth century
9.Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Mitchell – Mad Mitch
10.Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen
11.Hussein Onyango Obama – U.S. President Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather
12.Lieutenant-Colonel Roy Stockwell
Eric Wilson VC
from wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King’s_African_Rifles
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Kwani all Africans served in Burma? My grandpa also served in Burma.

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Tusker Baridi wrote:

Kwani all Africans served in Burma? My grandpa also served in Burma.

the polulation of east africa was about 10 million at the time so if 289,000 mercenaries were hired/forced to fight for british go figure why the number is high
It is better to be right and march to hell than to be wrong and march to heaven with a bunch of fools – Dr Clarke To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”

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10 Reply by poor Kaloi Today 19:52:47

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My dad was among the KAR battalions roaming the broad swathe of eastern and southern Africa to prop up the Allied forces. He returned home to fend for himself, his military garments neatly tucked and locked away never to be seen to date. All they bequeathed him was vocational training and the tools of his trade. He never talked about his military experience, except for his intimate knowledge of Nyasaland and Rhodesia (Northern – Zambia and Southern – Zimbabwe). None of us were ever to contemplate joining the armed forces, if he had something to say about it.

Our Independence government paid lip service to these people; never recognized or followed up on their welfare.
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Njamba do you know the man named Gichwe? He has a home just west of Kwaregi primary school. I don’t know if he is still alive but he is one of those people who fought in WW2. He was always full of stories of how he fought in Burma. I am sure there are many like him but nobody recognizes them during the remembrance week.

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