Muthee Thuku

African Initiative for Alternative Peace and Development (AFRIPAD)


Muthee Thuku, an ethno-botanist and researcher for the African Initiative for Alternative Peace and Development (AFRIPAD), specializes in the relationship between traditional African cultures and their natural environment.

Thuku has worked with several ethnic minorities in Kenya, including the Yiaaku people, to develop projects that preserve their traditional way of life and enable them to achieve economic self sufficiency.

Featured Work

An indigenous forest, like the Mukogodo, in the Aberdare mountains of Kenya.

APR 22, 2005 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 12 (Spring 2005): Cultural Rights: Section 1: "This Forest Is Ours"

The cultural survival of the Yiaaku people in the Mukogodo forest of Kenya depends upon preserving their intimate relationship with the forest. The Yiaaku want ...