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Nairobi takes its name from a water hole known to the Maasai people as Enkare Nairobi (“Cold Water”). Before the late 1890s, the city was an uninhabited swamp that was chosen for its network of rivers and high elevation as a colonial railway settlement. Since then, Nairobi continued to flourish and replaced Mombasa as the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate. As a governmental center, the city attracted a stream of migrants from rural Kenya that made it one of the largest cities in tropical Africa. When Kenya gained independence in 1963, Nairobi remained the capital and the new constitution expanded the city’s municipal area, which became an independent unit administered by the Nairobi City Council

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Nairobi Design Week

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Art Makers in Nairobi

Alex Wainaina

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Beatrice Wanjiku

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Boniface Maina

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Brian Kimani

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Cephas Mutua Muthini

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Churchill Ongere

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Clinton Artisto

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Cyrus Kabiru

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David Thuku

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Dennis Muraguri

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George Kamiti

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Grace Ndiritu

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Jackie Karuti

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Jebet Naava

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Jerry Timbwah

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Jesse Otumba

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Jim Chuchi

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Jimmy Kitheka

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John Ndumia

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Joseph Baraka

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Joseph Mbiyu Ng'ang'a

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Kaloki Nyamai

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Kawira Mwirichia

Curator

Kevin Ndege

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Letion Ketienya

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Lincoln Mwangi

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Lloyd Weche

Longinos Nagila

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Sherie Secrets

Margaret Njeri Ngigi

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Michael Armitage

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Michael Musyoka

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Michael Soi

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Mimi Cherono Ng'ok

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Miriam Syowia Kyambi

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Muriuki Jemes

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Mwangi Hutter

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Naitiemu Nyanjom

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Onyis Martin

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Osborne Macharia

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Pascal Chuma

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Patti Endo

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Paul Onditi

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Peter Kemosi

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Peteros Ndunde

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Peterson Kamwathi

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Richard Kimathi

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Robin Mbera

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Samuel Githui

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Sarah Waiswa

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Shabu Mwangi

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Solomon Powel

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Teddy Mitchener

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Vaghela Gemini

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Wambui Nduhiu

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Art Spaces in Nairobi

Art Orodha Kenya

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Banana Hill Art Gallery

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Brush Tu Collective

Collective

Circle Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Kuona Artists Collective

Collective

National Gallery

Museum

National Museum of Kenya

Museum

One Off Art Gallery

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The GoDown Arts Centre

Art Gallery

The Kobo Trust

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The Little Art Gallery

Art Gallery

The Nest Collective

Collective

The Shifteye Gallery

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