Saving African Heritage House

Alan Donovan walks towards his African Heritage House in Mlolongo on February 13, 2014. The proposed railway line is supposed to pass where the Heritage House is. PHOTO/EVANS HABIL

What you need to know:

  • Alan Donovan co-founded African Heritage Pan African Gallery with Joseph Murumbi, Kenya’s first foreign minister and second Vice-President.
  • It is said that together with Murumbi and his wife, Sheila, they secured the largest private collection of African artefacts in Africa.
  • African Heritage House acts as a mini-museum for cultural artefacts and  Donovan is fighting to keep it from being knocked down

The saga that swirls around the fate of African Heritage House has been a magnet for sensationalism in recent months. We took a moment with the man of African Heritage House himself, Alan Donovan, to dispel the hearsay and get the real story.

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