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