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Meet the policeman who guarded President Kenyatta in Kapenguria - 2 months ago, 16 Apr 00:17

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When you get to the homestead of M’Kirera M’Nguku, you find him attending to his daily chores on his farm as he has always done. The compound is spotlessly clean; despite his advanced age.

He cannot recollect how old he is but says he belongs to the Ntimirigwi ya Mbaya age set that was initiated to manhood in 1939. “My father belonged to the Riungu age set and I found the Miriti age set young enough,” he says.

The Miriti age set was the age group that fought the first World War, the Meru people would place their ages according to events and the war between 1914-1918 is referred to as ‘Ndoa ya Njirimani’ the war of the Germans.

Late in the 1940s, he was recruited in the Kenya Police and after his training he was posted to Eldoret. “Eldoret was where I began my career during the colonial ...
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