Gitura Mwaura Biography
Gitura Mwaura is a Nairobi, Kenya-based writer currently working as a media consultant with various organisations. He is the Program Associate with the regional East African Community Media Network (EACOMNET).
He is an author and development journalist previously involved in the areas of gender and HIV/Aids as a researcher and human rights activist working with various local and international non-governmental organisations.
Gitura Mwaura Career
He is formally the chairperson of the Kenya Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines , which played an important role in successfully lobbying the Kenyan Government, Parliament and international pharmaceutical companies to enable easy access to essential for the treatment of malaria and TB, and, most notably, HIV anti-retroviral drugs.
Gitura has worked in both electronic and print media, and occasionally contributes to the local media, both in Rwanda and Kenya. Gitura’s signature book, Portraits of the Heart, is a collection of eleven short stories that deal with such themes as separation, illness and death in the family setup.
His collection of short stories, Portraits of the Heart, was published in 2001. He has just co-authored the book, The Resilience of a Nation: A History of the Military in Rwanda. Gitura’s signature book, Portraits of the Heart, is a collection of eleven short stories that deal with such themes as separation, illness and death in the family setup. Other issues tackled in the book are AIDS, infertility and parent-children relationships.
Gitura Mwaura Publication
- Portraits of the Heart
- The Resilience of a nation: A History of the Military i Rwanda (co author)
- The Painting: Four Sketches and a Poem, was published in 2013. A children’s book, as well as a historical book revolving around a family saga, are due to be published
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