But on Sunday, December 2 2018, this symbol of our glorious past was laid low as vandals responding to an intra-family dispute tipped over the sculpture and broke its arms in wanton destruction. A masterpiece of art and history was desecrated; what did it say about the preservation of our heritage; its message lost to the generations to come?
No, it cannot be . . . the Freedom Fighter must be repaired and restored to its former glory and now it must be placed close to the ‘Mau Mau Memorial to the Victims of Torture and Ill-treatment during the Colonial Era’ in Uhuru Park for many more Kenyans to see and experience, and to be inspired by the courage, self-sacrifice and determination of our valiant ancestors.