Waruhiu Itote


Waruhiu Itote

Waruhiu Itote (General China) (b. 1922; d. 30 April 1993) was one of the key leaders of the Mau Mau rebellion alongside Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi and General Stanley Mathenge.

Itote was captured by British troops in 15 January 1954, but unlike Kimathi he was eventually released.

In 1967 he published his autobiography, "'Mau Mau' General" (East African Publishing House), and in 1979 wrote "Mau Mau in Action" (Transafrica Books).

He served as the top officer of Kenya National Youth service with his headquartes at Ruaraka,Nairobi.

He was born in Kaheti village, Mukurwe-ini division, Nyeri District in 1922He died of a stroke in 1993 at the age of 71. At the time of his death he was running a farm near Ol Kalou.

External links

* [http://kenya740.tripod.com/china.html External biography]
* [http://daveblumenkrantz.com/africa/kenya_general_china.html David Blumenkrantz "He Deserved a State Burial"]


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