Freedom fighter Field Marshal Baimungi’s son has informed President Uhuru Kenyatta of a curse after allegedly failing to fulfill a promise on land compensation.
Wilson Kiremi Baimungi said he sought the president’s intervention in his quest to get compensation for their late father’s artifacts at the National Museums of Kenya.
The frustrated son said the piece of land in question was given to his father by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and is 12, 700 acres.
Kiremi noted that he just wanted to remind the Head of State of the talks he had with his mom about fulfilling the promise before she died.
The freedom fighter went ahead to warn the president that a curse awaits his home if he fails to honor the promises that were made to his late parents.
He also revealed that Mama Ngina Kenyatta, Uhuru’s mother, was also present when the promise was made and is aware of the land that he said is located in Timau near Nanyuki.
Kirimi further said that he would also like the president to facilitate all the compensations for historical artifacts.
The agitated man claimed that his father came with artifacts from the forest and took them to Kinoru Stadium, after which they were taken to the National Museum.
The freedom fighter was then promised that the artifacts would be compensated, but until today, Kiremi said nothing had been done as compensation.
He also pleaded to be assisted in the identification of his father’s grave, who died on Tuesday 26 January 1965 at Meru Cemetery.
In October 2019, during Mashujaa Day Celebrations, the government announced that it had established an agency to find property belonging to the country’s freedom fighters, which then would be transferred to living persons in their families.
The main task force was to establish if any property or money belonging to the forefathers could be in the pockets of unscrupulous individuals.