The life of Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima in pictures

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The life of Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima in pictures

Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima is dead. She was the only woman soldier who achieved the rank of Field-Marshall.

Muthoni was married to Mutungi Gichuhi with whom she joined the Mau Mau movement with barely a year after they got married.

Muthoni in her youthful years. PHOTO/COURTESY

A ceremony where she cut off her 70-year-old dreadlocks in 2022 stirred emotions among netizens. Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta was among the attendees that graced the event and gave a hand in the shaving off the dreadlocks.

Field Marshall Muthoni before shaving off her 70-year-old dreadlocks (left) and after shaving. PHOTO/COURTESY
Field Marshall Muthoni in the company of President Ruto, DP Rigathi Gachagua and Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga. PHOTO/COURTESY
Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga and Field Marshall Muthoni share a hearty embrace. PHOTO/COURTESY

Field Marshall Muthoni had a transport terminus named after her. The ‘Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima Transport Terminus’ was launched by President William Ruto.

A plaque engraving of The Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima Transport Terminus. PHOTO/COURTESY
Field Marshall Muthoni and President Ruto during the launch of the Field Marshall Muthoni Kirima Transport Terminus. PHOTO/COURTESY

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