After 104 days on the road and visiting 10 different countries documenting urban development in the different countries, the crew comprising of Mutua Matheka and Josh Kisamwa made it back in the country on Thursday 12th July. They were welcomed in the Namanga border by friends and photographers alike including the Nomad team who escorted them back to Nairobi.
Unscrambling Africa comprising of three photographers and illustrator Mutua Matheka, Josh Kisamwa, Joe Were, Lulu Kitololo is a project that seeks to ‘discover’ urban areas all over the continent, from Alexandria to CapeTown, Yaoundé through to Addis Ababa exploring the different personalities to African cities.
The team set off in April 2018 with their first stop Windhoek, Namibia followed by Pretoria, Saborone, Harare, Lusaka, Pretoria and their last city Johannesburg after which they headed back home.
“We want our journey to demonstrate what’s possible with imagination, collaboration and action. We want to overturn the widely held belief that it is difficult to cross borders and travel within our continent. Through this we aim to illustrate that the distances between us need not separate us. We will do all this by leveraging off the virtual relationships that we have managed to forge, thanks to social media, internet and mobile technology.” said the Team.
Day 101. Homecoming!!! . It’s been a long time since we left home but we’ve had a successful mission and we’re a short distance from home. Here’s a plan, if you wanna drive the last 200km with us please join us in Namanga on 11th (Wednesday), July in Namanga at 9am. We’ll drive to Nairobi and catch a coffee or lunch. Just to be clear, we’re not offering transport or the coffee. Lol. It’s a hang out. . If you’re in the plan please get in touch with @mwarv as he’s got all the details. ?? . #UnscramblingAfrica #Namibia #Luderitz
To know more about Unscrambling Africa click here.