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~ Martyrs during the Mau Mau Rebellion ~

MARIANO WACHIRA Gĩchohi AND Natalina Gakũi WacHira,

along with Aloys Kamau, Cecilia Wangeci,

and 17 Companions KILLED IN ODIUM FIDEI, UTI FERTUR,

IN the Religious Persecution during the “Mau Mau” Rebellion

 

1.    MARIANO WACHIRA Gĩchohi

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: 1895 in Keirongi, Nyeri (Kenya)

2.    JOSEPH GACHERŨ Mwanĩki  

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: 1892 in Nyabuta, Nyeri (Kenya)

3.    Domenic Nyota Kamwaga

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: 1907 in Cinga, Kariko, Othaya, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 09 December 1952 in Karuthi, Othaya, Nyeri (Kenya)

4.    Ambrosio Kĩrengo Gakiria

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nairobi; married

        born: 1911 in Karĩma, Othaya, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 15 February 1953 in Shauri Moyo, Nairobi (Kenya)

5.    Aloys Kamau

        layperson of the diocese of Murang’a

        born: 1929 in Njombe, Tuthũ, Murang’a West (Kenya)

        died: 04 April 1953 in Rwathia, Muranga (Kenya)

6.    Natalina Gakũi WacHira

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: 1896 in Gikondi, Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 16 April 1953 in Gikondi, Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri (Kenya)

7.    CIRIACO KAHAICHA

        young layperson of the diocese of Murang’a

        born: 23 March 1933 in Konje, Murang’a (Kenya)

        died: 09 May 1953 in Murang’a (Kenya)

8.    DomEnicO Wambũgũ

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: ? in Ithenguri, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 30 May 1953 in Tetũ, Nyeri (Kenya)

9.    FAUSTINO WANDUMA

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri

        born: 1921 in Karĩma, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 03 June 1953 Tetũ, Nyeri (Kenya)

10.  LEA MARia NYAGũTHIĩ

        young layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri

        born: 1935 in Gacuiro, Mathira, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: June 1953 in Gacuiro, Mathira, Nyeri (Kenya)

11.  Silas [Furana] KIBUCHI

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: 1930 in Kaheraine, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 20 June 1953 in Ngandu, Mathira, Nyeri (Kenya)

12.  PETRO Njogu Njeru

        layperson of the diocese of Murang’a; married

        born: 1910 in Karĩmaini, Baricho, Kirinyaga (Kenya)

        died: 04 July 1953 in Kianyaga, Kirinyaga East (Kenya)

13.  Peter M’Impwi

        layperson of the diocese of Meru; married

        born: January 1922 in Ketheo, Meru (Kenya)

        died: 14 August 1953 in Mikinduri, Meru North (Kenya)

14.  Diomede Njoka

        young layperson of the diocese of Murang’a

        born: 1934 in Mwerwa Karĩmaini, Baricho, Kirinyaga  (Kenya)

        died: 16 October 1953 in Baricho, Kirinyaga West (Kenya)

15.  Prassede Wangeci (Cecilia)

        professed religious, Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri

        born: 14 July 1922 in Tetũ, Nyeri (Kenya)

16.  Benedicta Njeri (Rosetta)

        professed religious, Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri

        born: 1914 in Gatanga, Muranga (Kenya)

        died: 16 October 1953 in Kerugoya, Kirinyaga (Kenya)

17.  PETRO Kamako

        layperson of the diocese of Murang’a; married

        born: 1899 in Zanzibar (Tanzania)

        died: 21 November 1953 in Kianyaga, Kirinyaga East (Kenya)

18.  ibrahim Kaileki

        layperson of the diocese of Meru; married; catechumen

        born: 1920 in Mikinduri, Tigania, Meru (Kenya)

        died: 27 February 1954 in Mikinduri, Tigania, Meru (Kenya)

19.  Dionisio Wachira

        layperson of the archdiocese of Nyeri; married

        born: 1919 in Ithenguri, Tetũ, Nyeri (Kenya)

        died: 27 July 1954 in Mathari, Nyeri (Kenya)

20.  Joanina Wakoori

        layperson of the diocese of Murang’a; married

        born: 1916 in Gitigini, Kirinyaga (Kenya)

21.  Margaret Wambui

        layperson of the diocese of Murang’a; married; catechumen

        born: ? in (Kenya)

        died: 26 March 1955 in Baricho, Kirinyaga (Kenya)

        competent forum: Nyeri

        CCS protocol number:

        type of cause: martyrdom          

 

        transfer of competent forum:

        nihil obstat:

        opening of diocesan inquiry:

        closing of diocesan inquiry:       

        decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:     

        submission of Positio to CCS:    

        particular meeting of theological consultors:     

        session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS:

 

        postulator: Dr. Waldery Hilgeman

        vice-postulator: Bro. Reginald Cruz, cfx

        petitioner: Archdiocese of Nyeri, P.O. Box 288, Nyeri,  KENYA

        webpage:

 

 


 

 


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