Politics

Pio Gama Pinto: Kenya's Unsung Martyr, 1927-1965

Pio Gama Pinto: Kenya's Unsung Martyr, 1927-1965

Issue no. 11

By Selma Carvalho

Curiously, a road in Nairobi is named after Pio Gama Pinto. Curious, because it’s named after a Goan. But Pio was foremost a Kenyan, deeply involved in Kenya’s nationalist struggle, and whose assassination, in 1965, made him Kenya’s first martyr.