Joy Mboya is the executive director of GoDown Arts Centre. She was a member of the band Musikly Speaking, remembered for ‘Jamriambo’ – the hit song that raised the profile of Kenyan music in the early 90s. A trained architect, Joy continues to influence the art scene through research, study, and training. An encounter with
An elephant hurled her on to rocks, crushing her bones; not only did she live to tell the tale but she has dedicated her life to rescuing, rehabilitating and reintegrating elephants and rhinos A fourth-generation Kenya-born Briton, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick adopted her first orphaned animal, a bushbuck, when she was only three years old.
Makena Mwiraria abandoned a lucrative career in pharmacy to venture into the arts. Her African Heritage Design Company (AHDC) has been instrumental in raising the profile of African crafts from mere souvenir trinkets to objects of art with world-class appeal. Born in Nairobi in the 1960s, Makena Mwiraria attended primary school in Arusha where her
Being ostracised by her deeply cultural Maasai community did not deter Priscilla Naisula Nangurai from her quest to rescue child brides from the jaws of early marriage. She helped establish the AIC Girls Rescue Centre in Kajiado County, which provides a safe haven for runaway child-brides, and has been instrumental in the rescuing of more
She made her mark supporting the women’s and youth agenda Zipporah Jepchirchir Kittony is best remembered for her role as former head of Maendeleo ya Wanawake. The organization seeks to unify, nurture and empower women socially, economically and politically so as enable them to deal with the unique challenges that face them in society. In