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    FICTIONAL STORY REVOLVING AROUND HE MAU MAU, GUERILLA FIGHTERS DURING THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE.
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MACICIO / KIKUYU WORD FOR SPECTACLES /


The story revolves around the MAU MAU (Guerrilla Fighters during Kenya's struggle for Independence). Rumour has it that within the MAU MAu was a special unit of 5 opticians who hand crafted their own special spectacles that they used to spot the enemy at night.

Little is known about them till now......



Concept + Photography / Osborne Macharia
Costume + Spectacle design / Kevo Abbra
Assistants / Victor Ndalo + Yonas Tadesse 
GENERAL NJUGUNA: COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE UNIT. FIGHTER SINCE THE AGE OF 9. THE DIFFERENT STARS REPRESENT THE LIVES HE'S SAVED.
2ND COMMANDER KIGOTHO: THE LAST MAN STANDING AND SURVIVOR FROM HIS PREVIOUS BATTALION. HE'S ALWAYS AT THE BACK OF THE GROUP WITH HIS SPECIAL DESIGNED SPECS THAT SPOT THE ENEMY FROM BEHIND.
KIMANI 'NINJA' NGANGA: HANDS ON FIGHTER AND FRONT MAN IN THE PACK. HE'S A MASTER TRACKER AND ATTRIBUTES HIS LEVEL OF HIGH SENSES TO THE WIRE DISH ON HIS JACKET.
NYAKUNDI: COMMUNCATIONS EXPERT AND VOICE IMITATOR, HE USES THE KNOBS ATTACHED TO THE MOUTH PIECE ON HIS SPECS TO IMITATE  5 DIFFERENT ANIMALS USING CODE LANGUAGE.
KARANJA 'THE MOLE' JERE: NORMALLY OPERATES UNDERGROUND WITH HIS MODIFIED UNDERGROUND BREATHING SUITE. HIS HAIR IS DESIGNED TO APPEAR LIKE A RODENT BURROWING THROUGH THE SOIL AND HE'S SPACTACLES ARE TELESCOPIC ABLE TO SEE CLOSE TO 1KM AWAY.
THE LEGENDARY GROUP SHOT :)