Veteran cartoonist Terry Hirst has died aged 82. He passed on at his home in Nairobi on Friday morning. Tributes from fellow cartoonists and cultural analysts poured in for the artist, who first arrived in Kenya from England in 1965.
Said Mr John Nyagah: “His passing has left a hole in the world of cartooning, but he leaves behind a treasure trove of comics, cartoons and illustrations. We will forever be indebted to him for charting a path for the rest of us.”
Mr Hirst, who came to Kenya to teach at Kenya High School, played an important role in developing the country’s art curriculum. He also established the Fine Art Department at Kenyatta University College.