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Mugumo Tree A Historic Attraction


Ancient mailbox tree becomes Kenya national monument

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN | Jun 15, 2010

Ancient mailbox tree becomes Kenya national monument
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(eTN) The Mugumo tree, used by the Kenyan Mau Mau movement as a mailbox to safely exchange messages during their days of liberation struggle, was declared a national monument in Kenya last week.

Located inside the Aberdare National Park, the Kenya Wildlife Service is now set to create a path towards the tree so that visitors, both locals and from overseas, can reach the location and pay tribute at the site to the ingenuity developed by the Kenyan freedom fighters who, prior to independence, took on the might of the British colonial administration in their struggle for independence.

Visitors presently need to walk a distance to the location with a guide, but a motorable track is due to be opened soon to allow greater access to the site.



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