The Trial of Dedan Kimathi is set during 1952-60, the last phase of British colonial rule in Kenya. Kimathi, leader of the Kenyan Land and Freedom Army (Mau Mau) is shown in the final confrontation with his British Captors before his execution in 1957. Written by Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Micere Githae Mugo The Trial of Dedan Kimathi was first performed in Kenya,with subsequent productions in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Production Team:
Daniel Baron Cohen Director
Ngugi wa Thiong'o Director


Title Year Publisher NT Library
Mzalendo Kimathi: The Trial od Dedan Kimathi 1983 Heinemann Educational No