We are not makers of history. We are made by history. Martin Luther King, Jr.
JD Otiende was Kenya’s first Education Minister. An effective administrator, he initiated many flagship public housing projects in Kenya’s major cities and towns.
The aftermath of the Hola massacre was a turning point for British colonial rule due to the negative publicity and outrage it garnered. The British public would no longer be oblivious to the atrocities of colonial rule.
Jaswant Singh Bahraj assisted Mau Mau movement in sourcing materials and building weaponry and providing safe haven for fighters.
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.
OTENYO NYAMATERERE was a Kisii warrior from Kitutu and of the Bogeka clan whose legend of valor against the colonial government is still recited in song and poem by his people.
CMG Argwings Kodhek (1923-1969) was the Kenya’s first African lawyer. Known for providing legal representation to freedom fighters he later became the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Independent Kenya.
For those of us who are products of the 8-4-4 education system, Malkiat Singh’s name is synonymous with 8-4-4 having authored over 100 school textbooks, mainly revision books.