Judy Kibinge

Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi in 1967. Her family left for Washington DC in the USA in 1969, where they lived for the next five years. When she was seven, she won a major children’s writing competition in the USA . She studied at Kenya High School and Malvern Girls College in the UK , after which she proceeded to Art College in Birmingham , then Art College at Manchester Polytechnic where she graduated in Design for Communication Media. She worked at McCann Ericsson Kenya for eight years, three and a half of which were as Creative Director-the first black Creative Director in Kenya. She has been personally responsible for many award winning adverts. She quit McCann in October 1999 to pursue a career in film. In three years alone she produced numerous corporate documentaries, shot across the continent for Monsato, IPPF, Technoserve and others. She has also written the screenplay for and directed a short film for MNET entitled The Aftermath. Her film, Dangerous Affair, won the overall prize at the Zanzibar Film Festival in 2003. She has recently started a Multimedia Hotshop company called Seven. Judy is a member of Concerned Kenyan Writers, a coalition whose purpose is to use our writing skills to help save Kenya in this polarised time.

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