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Man behind ‘Juha Kalulu’ cartoon strip dies at 86

The oldest cartoonist in the region, Edward Gicheri Gitau, popularly known as Juha Kalulu, died Tuesday at Gatundu District Hospital in Kiambu County.

He was 86 and is survived by 11 children.

His “Juha Kalulu” cartoon strip has been published in Taifa Leo since 1961.

Mr Gitau was born on December 8, 1930 in Gichuka in Kiambu.

He attended Kenya Teachers College in Githunguri between 1947 and 1948.

His work was first published in the Tazama newspaper, then in Baraza,

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