Monday, 10 September 2018

AMINA ON ART EDUCATION


Education Minister Amb Amina Mohhamed had appealed to local artist to use  there talent in education women mostly youth on the   problems facing them.
She pointed out that art education is very  useful in the morden society adding that it is the  only was people of numerous back group can take part and exchange ideas without any  problem.
In her remark read on her behalf by media personality Julie Gichuru during the official launch of Pioneer Women of the arts at Nairobi Gallery said that the government through Ministry of education support art education and the role played by artist in education the society
The Minister noted that East African women had played major role in transforming the society since the time when  Art Education was introduced  at Makerere University in Uganda and any art history with out mentioning Makerere University is incomplete and misleading
The exhibition which had become major attraction in the city had brought together to brain and academia in East Africa mostly former Makerere University and Kenyatta University teachers.
   While introducing the artist Gichuru appealed to media houses and critics to give women artist more space adding that by doing so they will be education the society and girl child.
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

TOBACCO CHEWING BACK AMONG THE YOUTH IN KENYA


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One of the African oldest traditional of Tobacco chewing is back among the youth  who include school going in Nairobi.
Those days youth walking in groups chewing miraa or  discussing football are victim of tobacco  which the hide in there pockets because some of them fear being noticed to be tobacco victims.
According to some of them who talked to media in Nairobi said that tobacco chewing  is  wonderful because it is cheap and also heals some sickness mostly homa wakati huu wa baridi.
They also claims that with high price of  cig  they prefer tombako which is and was commonly used by wazeee in African traditional and tumbako from Kamba awas among the most looked for  as is still those days.
In 90s Tumbako was common with Mungiki youth   who were against KANU leadership and  were not spared by  police officers.
According to available documentation  there were few Africans women who chewed tumbako  and those who  chewed  were old ones above 60 years and were  the most hated members of  the society., those who were known were old men and they way they back it was common and  public.
Nairobi youth are packing it fashionably and you can not tell which youth is the victim because even they carry it in their cell phone holder.
 The figure is sluggishly rising and unless solution is found the  number can reach the pick because some youth can be chewing other subastance in the name of tumbako  and is not known if girls are among them.


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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

KIKULA EXHIBITION OPEN AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KENYA ON 5

Remains, Waste & Metonymy III - KIKULACHO Nairobi Exhibition

3 - 30 September 2018 

Official launch on 6th September 2018 at 6.00pm

  Creativity Gallery
Nairobi National Museum

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Kikulacho Nairobi brings together a diversity of thinkers, artists and cultural producers in an artistic process which seeks to absorb, engage with and reflect upon people’s complex relationships with, and experiences of, food and the ‘stuff’ of food. This project follows on from the success of Remains, Waste and Metonymy in 2015/16, and Remains, Waste and Metonymy II: Sensing Nairobi in 2017.
Food, and the nourishment it provides is vital in multiple and diverse ways; and it becomes central to people’s everyday experiences. Our relationship with and experience of food, its associated practices and the ‘stuff’ of food, is intriguingly complex, diverse, and ephemeral.
Kikulacho Nairobi explores the ways that food – in all its diversity of materialforms, practices, meanings, symbolic association and values - has, and continues, to form, and give shape to multiple, contradictory, sensorial experiences of and insights into urban living.
Using this as our central unifying theme, Remains, Waste and Metonymy III: Kikulacho Nairobi considers the ephemeral and material significance of food; the multiple functions and interplay between food, performance, ritual and identity; the spaces for food’s production, distribution and consumption; and the multiplicity of physical, social and political netw

Monday, 3 September 2018

FIRE VICTIM IN KIBERA UP



     Death tall of  Kibera slum fire victims over the  weekend
      rise to 11 as another victim a woman dies in hospital over shock
      according to the villagers
       Over the weekend fire razed over 40 structures in Kibera slum
       killing 0ver 8  people mostly razed  by fire

Thursday, 10 May 2018

NAIROBI URBAN GREEN TO SUPPORT HIGHRISE COMMUNITY GARDEN




  Nairobi Urban Green to support Highrise Community garden to improve as part
    of  School garden campaign.
    To date Nairobi Urban Green had started seven School garden one church garden
    and one Community garden which is  also part of Urban Farming promotion.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Scholars on Art Promoters


Local artist and Scholars had appealed to the state to appreciate work done by both personalities and there members in preserving our heritage.
They made the remark this week during the official opening of arts exhibition at Nairobi Gallery formerly the old PC building on Uhuru Highway.
Lead by the creator of the ongoing exhibition Yoney Wai-te they said that over and over again  the  Government had left artist and other copyright holder in the dark at the time of need.
They appealed to the  state to pay hospital bill of the illing  founder of Africa Heritage and Chairman of Murumbi Art Trust Alan Davon who had been at one of the city hospital, adding that Alan played a great role in establishing Africa Heritage at preserving Murumbi  art collection which are now safe at the Nairobi Gallery.
Alan had been sick for a number of days since last year the last public appearance was last year during the official opening of Nigeria festival to mark Nigeria national days at the same venue.
The official opening of the ongoing exhibition was attended by scholars art lover and dons from both National and private Universities.
ILAHAKA  FRAN