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Taifaleo's Juha Kalulu Cartoonist Edward Gicheri Gitau Dies at 86

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The Nation Media Group’s Taifa Leo Veteran cartoonist, Edward Gicheri Gitau popularly known as ‘Juha Kalulu’  is dead. Juha Kalulu is the name he gained for his famous cartoons on Tailfa Leo strip, Juha Kalulu.

  • His works were first published in Tazama newspaper, then Baraza,
  • Mr Gitau then moved to Taifa Leo, where he worked until his death.
  • Mr Gitau was born on December 8, 1930, at Gichuka in Kiambu.
  • He attended Kenya Teachers College in Githunguri between 1947 and 1948.

The oldest cartoonist in the region, Edward Gicheri Gitau, popularly known as Juha Kalulu, died Tuesday at the Gatundu District Hospital in Kiambu County.
He was aged 86 and is survived by 11 children.
His Juha Kalulu cartoon strip has been published inTaifa Leo since 1954.
Mr Gitau was born on December 8, 1930, at Gichuka in Kiambu.
He attended Kenya Teachers College in Githunguri between 1947 and 1948.
His works were first published in Tazama newspaper, then Baraza,
Mr Gitau then moved to Taifa Leo, where he worked until his death.
Nation Media Group Editor-In-Chief Tom Mshindi said the company had learnt “with profound shock” about the death of Mr Gitau.

“Mr Gitau has been part of the NMG family for 62 years, creating and diligently nurturing what is easily the most popular cartoon strip in Kiswahili — Juha Kalulu,” said Mr Mshindi. –DN

May his soul rest in peace.

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