Artist: Kinyanjui Kombani
Kinyanjui Kombani is a creative writer, banker, learning facilitator, award winning entrepreneur and business mentor based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kinyanjui has authored 19 books, 7 published as solo efforts, 7 developed in collaboration with other writers and 5 yet to be published.
His novel ‘The Last Villains of Molo’, based on ethnic instigated clashes in Molo, Kenya, is a study text at undergraduate level in universities in Kenya & Germany. It has also been mentioned in postgraduate work at Harvard (USA) and University of Sussex ( UK).
Kombani’s two children’s stories: ‘Wangari Maathai: Mother of Trees’ and ‘We Can Be Friends’ have been approved by Kenya’s Institute of Education for use in Kenyan schools. His latest releases are ‘Lost But Found’, a children’s story and ‘Den of Iniquities’ a novel.
Kinyanjui is a graduate of Kenyatta University, Kenya, where he honed his skills in theatre and creative writing. Mizoga‘Carcasses’, a play Kinyanjui wrote for Born Free Foundation’s Bush Meat Trade Awareness project, was performed to audiences all over the country and later shot to film. ‘Mizoga’ has been screened in Africa, Europe and the USA and has been shown to over 60,000 rural Kenyans.
Kinyanjui is a board member of the Professional Business Mentors Association of Kenya and is the Kenyan representative to Altrusa International, an international service organization specializing in community needs as well as literacy, the environment and AIDS/HIV.
He maintains strong links to his alma mater, Kenyatta University, and is the Project advisor to the Kenyatta University Alumni Card project.
Over the last 6 years, Kinyanjui has been involved in a project to raise the educational standards of Molo Academy. Every year, under the banner ‘Friends of Molo Academy’. he organizes the Top Performers Luncheon at a 5 Star hotel. The reward scheme has seen the school’s performance grow to No. 2 in the country.
Last Villains of Molo
Den of Iniquities
Wangari Maathai: Mother of Trees
We Can Be Friends
Lost but Found
Iman and the Missing Mace (Release 2017)
Sessions at the Festival