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Search for Dedan Kimathi’s body continues

Dedan Kimathi was executed by the colonial powers in 1957

The National Museums of Kenya will commence a fresh search for the body of Mau Mau freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi.

Kimathi was executed by the colonial powers in 1957.

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This is after the National Museums of Kenya is expected to unravel the remains of the late independence hero’s remains through a Scientific Workshop aimed at identifying the grave site using Archeological Geophysical Techniques.

The “Unmarked Grave Search of Dedan Kimathi Utilizing Archaeological Geophysical Techniques” workshop, set to take place at the prestigious Louise Leakey Auditorium on February 29th, 2024, is a groundbreaking event aimed at leveraging advanced geophysical methods to uncover the final resting place of one of Kenya’s most revered freedom fighters, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi.

This workshop represents a collaborative effort between leading experts in the fields of geophysics and archaeology, united in their quest to shed light on this historical mystery.

Through a combination of theoretical discussions, practical demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, participants will delve into the intricacies of archaeological geophysical techniques and their application in locating unmarked graves.

The significance of this endeavor cannot be overstated. Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi played a pivotal role in Kenya’s struggle for independence, symbolizing the resilience and determination of the Kenyan people in the face of oppression.

Yet, the exact whereabouts of his grave remain unknown, leaving an important chapter of Kenya’s history shrouded in uncertainty.

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