The Mau Mau Movement employed advance survival tactics similar to those of other highly successful insurgency movements such as the Viet Cong or the FLN of Algeria.
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.
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.
Field Marshal Mbaria Kaniu was a highly respected Mau Mau military commander who led a series of successful operations on behalf of the movement.
FIELD MARSHAL MUTHONI WA KIRIMA (b. 1931;also known as Nyina wa Thonjo) was one of the highest ranking women in the command structure of the Mau Mau movement.
Field Marshal Musa Mwariama was one of the main Mau Mau leaders. He commanded a highly disciplined and organized army of more than 2000 soldiers that was stationed in the Meru side of Mt. Kenya and the forests of Nyambene Hills.