Road trip where he visits Kang’o Ka Jaramogi


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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

19 thoughts on “Road trip where he visits Kang’o Ka Jaramogi

  1. nannus says:

    It is really important to keep the memory of these people alive!

    By the way, that cat with the big ears is a serval (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serval). The smaller animals are some kind of mongoose (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongoose).

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    • makagutu says:

      Oh yes we must remember what they stood for and try wherever we can if those ideals are still achievable to stand up for them

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      • nannus says:

        Even if they are not achievable at the moment, one has to remember such people. Conditions can change. It may take decades. The old monarchies of Europe where just that kind of mafias that are now controlling most of Africa and they did not last, although it took centuries. In the end, they where brought down by ideas and words.

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        • makagutu says:

          In that I agree with you. As long as there is an idea that things are not the way they are supposed to be, and this idea remains alive, things will change definitely.

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          • nannus says:

            Exactly. That is why it make sense to keep such memorial places.
            Has anybody tried to collect the writings of these people, or what remains of them? Or interview people who knew them or write a biography? It might be dangerous to do so, but it should be tried.

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          • makagutu says:

            The writings of Jaramogi are available I think in some bookshops.
            The biographies of some of them I think exist.

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  2. What lovely history and nature pix Mak. So nice of you to share your country with us.

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    This is a great road trip. Thank you. Sorry, I’ve nattered on a bit on your photos.

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  4. themodernidiot says:

    He sounds like he was a good man. Do you know how his sons are doing? Are they also rebels like their father? He had seventeen children! Can you imagine?

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    • makagutu says:

      Jaramogi’s sons? Two are actively involved in politics. One was presidential candidate in the last two elections. The daughter is active in politics and others I think could be in business.

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      • themodernidiot says:

        I only read that two were in govt: ministry of finance and…I forget. It is good to see they others have followed in his footsteps. At least I hope so.

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  5. fabryhistory says:

    What a cool road trip, Noel! I could look at tea fields all day, so pretty. I like the “magic stuff”, and all his shoes and walking sticks.

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  6. This is a fantastic post. People don’t know much about Jaramogi and the ideals he stood for. That presidential chair…probably a sign of how the Odingas are obsessed with the presidency? Maybe!

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  7. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Great job, my Nairobi brother! 🙂

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