Muthoni Travel Bag
This leather travel bag is made in Kenya from premium locally sourced leather. It has plenty of space to fit your essentials when travelling and then more depending on how light you travel. It is named after the only woman to attain the stature of field martial in the mau mau uprising. We wish to inspire you to go forth and explore, enjoy and achieve whatever and everything you wish to.
This leather travel bag is named after the only woman to attain the field marshal rank in the Mau Mau Uprising, Muthoni Kirima. The Muthoni leather travel bag will be your trusted companion during these adventures, work, leisure or both. The bag has a lot of room to accommodate your essentials and a little or a lot more depending on how light you travel. It comes with comfortable rounded hand straps as long as an adjustable shoulder strap. This leather travel bag also comes with a complimentary travel tag. In it, you can write your information for easier identification when travelling.
When looking to name this bag, we sought a personality that was brave and unbound by others expectations. Muthoni Kirima is the best personality for this. She was born in 1931. The young Muthoni Kirima started her revolutionary journey by saving money to fund Jomo Kenyatta’s travel abroad. Muthoni moved to an African reserve in Nyeri after getting married to her late husband General Mutungi. She later would join the mau mau uprising.
When the fight broke out in 1952, Muthoni became a spy for the mau mau at the age of 20. She managed to escape once with a gunshot wound on her shoulder. The brave Muthoni did not leave the forest until Kenya attained Her independence from Britain in 1963. Muthoni went to accomplish other things in her later years like serving as a nominated Councillor for Nyeri County Council in 1990. Muthoni lives on in the suburb Nyeri home with her only child and has never cut her dreads that she grew in her mau mau days.
They say that your 20s are for exploring and discovering yourself and who best to name this beautiful leather travel bag after? She was brave enough to go into an unknown but also a dangerous unconventional path and give it her all. She did not let her gender or her age stop her from making a contribution and her mark in history. This is what we want to inspire in you. Great unshaken confidence to take a leap, explore and travel the world. If you travel far enough, you’ll eventually meet yourself. Another beautiful saying we love.