His novel ‘The Last Villains of Molo’, based on politically instigated ethnic clashes in Molo, Kenya, has been a study text at universities in Kenya, Germany, USA and UK at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His two children’s stories: ‘Wangari Maathai: Mother of Trees’ and ‘We Can Be Friends’ were approved by Kenya’s Institute of Education for use in Kenyan schools. His latest release is a children’s book ‘Lost But Found’. His new novel, ‘Den of Iniquities’ is set for release in September 2013.
Kinyanjui is a graduate of Kenyatta University, Kenya, where he honed his skills in creative writing. ‘Carcasses’, a play Kinyanjui wrote for Born Free Foundation’s Bush Meat Trade Awareness project, was performed to audiences all over the country and later shot to film. ‘Mizoga’ has been screened in Africa, Europe and the USA and has been shown to over 60,000 rural Kenyans.
He maintains strong links to his alma mater and is the project advisor for the Kenyatta University Alumni Card project, a reward program for KU’s alumni.