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“Meet Mugi: Embu’s Iconic Photographer with 50 Years of Legendary Captures”.

In the heart of Kavari village, Nginda ward, Embu County, resides Labson Njeru, famously known as Mugi, the iconic photographer whose lens has captured the essence of Embu life for over five decades. As the sole photographer in Embu during the early 1970s, Mugi’s journey through time has intertwined with the rich tapestry of the region’s history and culture.


With an unparalleled 50 years of experience in the industry, Mugi stands as a stalwart guardian of Embu’s visual heritage. Armed with his trusted Nikon Coolpix Camera, he has immortalized countless moments of joy, sorrow, and triumph, preserving them for generations to come. His dedication to his craft shines through in every frame, each telling a story of its own.


Despite his seasoned expertise, Mugi humbly regards himself as “too young for the job,” ever eager to seize the perfect shot and encapsulate the beauty of the moment. With unwavering passion and a perpetual thirst for capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary, Mugi remains a beacon of inspiration in Embu’s artistic landscape, his lens poised to etch the next chapter of its history in light and shadow.


Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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