Girdhari Lal Vidyarthi (1907-1985, pictured right) is best remembered as a journalist and newspaperman who fought for press freedom on behalf of native Kenyans against the colonial government. Born in Kenya in 1910 to Indian parents, Vidyarthi printed newspapers such…
In the early 1900s the Somali people mounted resistance against the British, Italians and Menelik II of Ethiopia before the Italians and the British partitioned Somaliland for themselves. In the 1940’s local branches of the Somalia Youth League ensured continuous resistance to colonial occupation and rule.
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Njoya recently celebrated his 77th birthday. INFO254 pays tribute to a resilient man who was severally on the receiving end of police batons during the second liberation that ushered in multi-party democracy in Kenya.
Makhan Singh (1913-1973) was a trade unionist who formed Kenya’s first trade union in 1935, the Labour Trade Union of Kenya. He spent a total of 16 years behind bars both in India and Kenya for his political activities against the British.
Loved by his students and hated by criminals in equal measure, Patrick Shaw meted out his form of justice in the streets of Nairobi as a Kenya Police reservist. The debate continues whether this school administrator-by-day and crime-buster-by-night was a hero or a man out of control.
Early and successful resistance to British settlers by the Nandi and Kipsigis led by their Orkoiik including Koitalel Arap Samoei and Kipchomber Arap Koilegei among many others is well documented. We expand our earlier Facebook post exploring further the office of the Orkoiyot (Orkoinotet).