Writer takes an honest look at the life and times of Dedan Kimathi, Kenya’s foremost freedom fighterAt his Kimathi Street corner statue in Nairobi, a dreadlocked Dedan Kimathi is a small, frail, bent old man struggling to lift his rifle.That is the public image of the greatest Kenyan ever to live. Old, frail, starved. The sculptors were not helped by a literature that portrays Mau Mau adherents as bloodthirsty, atavistic, rural, poor and illiterate. Which child wants this for his grandpa? Yet image is everything.