Mashujaa Wetu: Kenyan Superheroes

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: October 21, 2020  

Tech Giant Google joined in on the Mashujaa Day celebrations over the weekend  by honoring the valiant women & men who shaped the history of our country by fighting, tenaciously for their communities’ land, freedom and well-being. Google Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya, launched Superheroes stories to mark this year’s Mashujaa Day and enhance Kenya’s heritage.

Superheroes is an online exhibition that celebrates Kenya’s history by honouring heroes and heroines from all the 44 Kenyan communities. Superheroes is part of the first-ever digital exhibition titled ‘Utamaduni Wetu: Meet the People of Kenya’ which celebrates Kenya’s cultures, beliefs, generations and geography.

These moving and inspiring stories will remind you of why you should be proud and appreciative of your culture and of the influences and contribution from other cultures because that is what makes us all Kenyan. Here are some sample stories that I found particularly compelling: 

You can relive the experiences of 61 remarkable pre-independence heroes HERE

*Images: Courtesy

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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