HAJI HASSAN GABABA
Haji Hassan Gababa was one of
the Gharri's war commander in chief and the most powerful and out spoken
Gharri leader against the British and Ethiopian colonialist from
He was the Gharri's leading war commander in chief during the late
30s and 40s. He succefully defeated the British occuping forces and
stopped them from collecting taxes from the northern frontier district
of Keny to the southern frontier of Ethipia, also known as "the
During the 50s, he was the only man of his era that defied the British
and Ethiopian policy of taxation without representation.
He was the only leader of his time that defied the British blue line and
implemented his own version of boarderline, what is now known as the
Kenya and the Ethiopian boarder.
He was the George Washington and the Nelson Mandela of the Gharri
People, the man of principle, and he fought and died for Gharri people.
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