I Am My Fathers Daughter

This is a 4CD, 3hrs 20min unabridged audio book (memoir) by Rosemary Kariuki Machua. It is a very captivating story of a daughters quest for justice after three decades of her father’s brutal political assassination. Rosemary Kariuki Machua tells of her memories of the father a Kenyan Independence political heavy weight.

At the time of his death,  J.M Kariuki was a millionaire. It is not clear how he amassed his fortune so quickly without somehow engaging on the same vice he was very critical of. His family did not benefit from his wealth, as Kenyatta’s government conspired against them. J.M Kariuki is remembered by Kenyans as a hero as he came to represent the force against the evils that have hemmed the country to this day.

In this powerful audio book, Rosemary clearly points out the sprouting of a culture of political imperialism, impunity and abuse of fundamental human rights among others, that many African governments are grappling with today.

Most interesting, is how emotions (love, anger, jealousy, resentment, and forgiveness) play out against backdrop of social, religious and political realms.

This truly is a must listen to.

4 thoughts on “I Am My Fathers Daughter”

  1. Prime Minister Raila Odinga with Rosemary Kariuki-Machua, the daughter of populist politician JM Kariuki at the launch of her book “I Am My Father’s Daughter” at Mamba Village, Karen on Thursday, 21 August. The book which details Rosemary’s quest for truth and justice after her father’s assassination in 1975. Photo: Paul Munene.

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