WACIT Africa 1: Political cartoons from boys in Kenyan slum

In each country, I asked participating children and young people to draw a topic important to them as contribution to the WACIT art train.

I was surprised that the boys in the Nakuru slum opted to draw political cartoons. Even more so, when I challenged them to tell me their meaning (or parabole, as they called it):

Here is society being torn by politicians (looked to me more like the British PM trying to deal with Brexit!); football players being exploited by agents and associations; and Kenya slowly mending their post colonial relationship with the UK.

There goes another myth that they have neither the interest nor the intellect to be involved and contribute to wider societal issues – it is opportunities that go begging instead.


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