Born in 1962 in Thogoto, Kenya, Njenga went to primary and secondary school near his Kikuyu home. While there, he developed a keen interest in art and began to seriously pursue his creative talents. After secondary school, Njenga earned a degree in fine arts in 1984 from the Creative Arts Center in Nairobi. While in art school, he exhibited at City Hall and Sarit Center, both in Nairobi.
After finishing art school, Njenga worked as a freelance artist and apprentice in interior design and illustration. Simultaneously, he taught design at Kay’s College Secondary School. His training in art school and practical experience helped develop Njenga’s refined use of color in a variety of media. Njenga seeks to portray African moods with themes centering on livelihood and survival.
Njenga’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Netherlands, Italy, and is on permanent exhibit at the Museum of Volkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany.
Recent exhibitions include:
2004 Cortina, Italy
2003 National Museum of Kenya
1999 British Consulate, Kenya