In March this year, the Association of East African Cartoonists (KATUNI), the Goethe-Institut and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) joined hands to hold a cartoon competition on the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in the aftermath of the disputed Presidential elections of 27 December 2007. The competition elicited cartons from cartoonists across the country and these have now been published in a book set to be launched at 4.00pm on Friday, 7th November at the Goethe-Institut, Nairobi.
The book, entitled “Picking Up the Pieces”, has been produced in collaboration with Mvule Publishers and will be available to the public at retail outlets for a mere Kshs. 300 per copy.
Featured cartoonists include GADO (Daily Nation), MADD (Standard), KHAM (Standard), Victor Ndula (Nairobi Star) and Patrick Gathara (Gathara’s World) as well as competition winners Mwaura Kirore, Kennedy Kaburu, Alphonse Otieno and Elly Maloba.