Mulika Communications Trust
Ndungi Githuku describes himself as an “artivist” due to his use of activism through art. Githuku got involved with the fight for human rights as a teenage student. In the early 1990s, during the dictatorial regime of President Daniel Arap Moi, Githuku, together with other activists, joined the struggle for the release of political prisoners in Kenya. The campaign, dubbed “Release Political Prisoners” (RPP), was spearheaded by elderly mothers who went on a hunger strike in Nairobi. The one year-long struggle was driven by the power of poetry and music. Githuku has adopted filmmaking as a way of expression, producing several documentary films which are shown in communities around the country. The main aim of his films, music and poetry is to engage the youth in political consciousness. One of the pieces that portrays his work is Haki Yetu (Out Rights) on YouTube.