Author Dr. Auma Obama with Muthoni Garland

Author Dr. Auma Obama with Muthoni Garland

The Storymoja Festival is one of the best literary happenings in Kenya. The Muthoni Garland run event has seen some of the best minds coming to Kenya to support our need to try and help us grow our literary scene. The first festival director was initially the really awesome Sitawa Namwalie who helped it grow quite a lot.

2013 say the introduction of Dr Paula Kahumbu as the festival director. She was able to raise the profile of the festival quite a bit this year.

Next year there shall be a new festival director for the festival. This shall be Dr Auma Obama. The good doctor isn’t just President Barack Obama’s sister. She is a respected author, activist and philanthropist is her own right.

We wish new director the best in her new role.