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Kenya Rising
Can an award-winning Kenyan photojournalist set his camera aside and build a movement to fight political corruption?
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 12:46
Filmmaker: Karina Moyo

More than 1,100 people were killed and up to 600,000 forcibly displaced following the 2007 elections in Kenya.

The horrendous violence was captured by award-winning photographer Boniface Mwangi and it changed his life forever. He put aside his camera and decided to start what he called a 'ballot revolution'.

Working with visual artists and social media experts, Boniface uses a combination of in-your-face activism and grassroots education programmes to help Kenyans realise the power of their votes in changing the future of their country.

He has orchestrated dozens of illegal murals highlighting political corruption and is planning his most audacious stunt.

Mwangi has exhibited his hard-hitting photographs in towns and villages and is carrying out outreach programmes in an attempt to engage young people and begin the 'healing process' in the run-up to the next elections in 2013.

 
You can watch this episode of Activate from Monday, October 15, at the following times GMT:  Monday: 2230; Tuesday: 0930; Wednesday: 0330; Thursday: 1630; Friday: 2230; Saturday: 0930; Sunday: 0330; Monday: 1630.

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Source:
Al Jazeera
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