Utamaduni Wetu: Meet the People of Kenya

From the cradle of mankind to the superheroes of today

In collaboration with

National Museums of Kenya

Sisi ni wakenya / We are Kenyans

"The peoples of Kenya have an incredible richness of history and culture. Learning from what we already have, from all the communities, is the way into the world."- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Find your ukoo

Meet the communities of Kenya

The heroes from history

Fighters for their communities’ land, freedom and spiritual well-being

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Meet 61 historic heroes of the Kenyan communities

Listen to their stories

Speed of a cheetah, agility of a cobra, strength of a rhino

Which Kenyan superhero are you?

Discover Your Super Alter-Ego

Find out who your super alter-ego would be

The sound of a community

Learn more about the different musical traditions across Kenya

"We have been living through a cultural re-awakening in Nairobi. It’s beautiful to hear new genres such as Kenyan alt-R&B, gengetone, and debe take over the airwaves."- Muthoni Drummer Queen

The movers and shakers

Roots, rhythms, and records

A Musical Journey Through Kenya

Feel the heartbeat of a nation

Meet Kenya's contemporary creatives

Exploring Kenya's arts and culture scene

"It’s important to know that our history has been full of light and joy and exploration and imagination."- Wanuri Kahiu

The Colors of Kenya

From the blues in beads to reds in robes

10 objects that tell Kenya's story

Masterpieces from the National Museums of Kenya

Contain Yourself!

28 Incredible Vessels Used by Kenyan Communities

The people who wear their pride

Flair and function in Kenyan fashion

The language of Kenya

Immerse yourself in the dialect

Step back in time

Visit the places where communities made history

"Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future."- Jomo Kenyatta

Experience Kenya for yourself...

Are you a teacher, a parent or guardian?

A downloadable lesson plan that can be used by teachers in class or by students to work through at their own pace

Continue the journey...

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