USING ART TO RECORD KENYAN HISTORY SINCE COLONIAL ERA
Oxford University trained historian Wambui Kamiru had started to use art in documenting Kenyan history since colonial era.
The historian turned artist is currently staging an art installation exhibition at Kuona trust art studio in Nairobi,
during the official launching ceremony Wambui termed art as the only
easy way of documenting human history in the modern society of social
She pointed out that time had come for Africa
Kenya being included to re write there on history adding that majority
of existing historical books were were written and published with by
Scholars with colonial interest . adding that true Africa history is in
the minds of locals.
The exhibition which traces Kenyans from
early 1900 is likely going to open new chapter in the World of
historical documentation given that the field had been dominated by
giants like Prof Maina wa Kinyattai, Prof Ogo . Wanguhu Ngaanga, Prof
Mwanzi among others.
Wambui is a mixed media artist who paints her observation on life, politics and love tops.
She hold an MSc in African studies with a focus on Kenya history from the University of Oxford