Kenya History & Biographies Co. Ltd.

The company was registered in December 2007 with the objective of producing video and television programmes relating to events and personalities in Kenya’s history. It commenced operations in September 2008 as a co-producer with NTV of the weekly documentary series Makers of a Nation that has aired on NTV every Sunday since November 2008. The series has featured the lives and times of men and women who have made major contributions to Kenya’s history. So far more than 120 personalities have been featured.

The personalities include most of the founding fathers of our nation – Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Tom Mboya, Oginga Odinga, Ronald Ngala, Masinde Muliro; women such as Margaret Kenyatta, Jane Kiano, and Wangari Maathai, trade unionists such as Makhan Singh, Juma Boy and Dennis Akumu; clergymen such as Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki, Timothy Njoya and Alexander Muge; famous lawyers such as Charles Njonjo, Achhroo Kapila, Fitz de Souza, Kitili Mwendwa, Chunilal Madan, Saeed Cockar, Byron Georgiadis, Yashpal Ghai and Jean-Marie Seroney; rebels like Pio Gama Pinto, J.M. Kariuki, George Anyona, Kenneth Matiba and Koigi wa Wamwere; intellectuals and educators such as Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Prof. Bethwel Ogot, Carey Francis of Alliance High School and Geoffrey Griffin of Starehe Boys Centre, as well as philanthropists such as Hassan Rattansi and Manu Chandaria.

 Out of these titles nearly 80 are available on sale in DVD form in leading supermarkets and bookstores.

From 2012, the company expects to expand its scope of production beyond just personal biographies to major events in Kenya’s history. And within the next two years, it also expects to have branched out into book publishing, using its past research and photographic archives and scripts as thee basis for book manuscripts and graphics.

The goal of the company is to be the world’s leading source of video, books and online information about Kenya’s history and famous personalities.

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