Godfrey Mwapembwa AKA Gado ranks among the best editorial cartoonists in Africa. He was a political cartoonist at Nation Media Group but was sacked sometimes last year.
Since June 2013 the presidency was threatening NMG with sanctions and demands that the board reins in headstrong editors and columnists in exchange for continued advertising support. Gado who was reportedly drawing cartoons that were displeased prominent people was on the receiving edge and he got sacked so that NMG could be in agreement with the Governments needs.
The bold cartoonist had worked with NMG for 23 years before he got fired.
Gado has now landed an international job with the Deutsche Welle, a German media company.
Since then, NMG has also fired Editor Denis Galava due to an editorial he authored that deeply criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government.
See some of his artworks;