Ken Wiwa's father was executed by a Nigerian military dictator. He knows all too well the horrors that can happen on the continent. But he's fed up with the unremittingly gloomy view of Africa. It's not the Africa he knows.
Contrary to popular opinion there are millions of ordinary Africans doing amazing things for the development of their continent - and they don't drive 4x4 Landcruisers or hob nob with Clare Short.
In this series Ken Wiwa introduces us to 5 ordinary people doing extraordinary things: The Africans.
Meet Ndungi Githuku
He's a poet and dramatist who became swept up in politics while at college in Nairobi, and fused his art and political beliefs into "artivism"...