Margaretta wa Gacheru spends time at an exhibition in Nairobi showcasing clay pots, some thousands of years old, and is surprised by what she learns about the movement of people, social practices and early Kenyan history.
Kenyan artist Anne Mwiti won the prestigious international Citizen Artists Award in 2014 for a painting that is as understated as it is powerful.
Wangari Maathai may have passed on four years ago last Friday, September 25th, but it’s highly unlikely the spirit and the common sense that the founder of the award-winning Greenbelt Movement (GBM) embodied will die very soon.
Evidence that Wangari is still very much alive in spirit was apparent late last week when, for much of Thursday, the most trending tweet in Kenya was @thelittlethings, from Wangari’s oft-repeated quote: “It’s the little things that citizens do that will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”