Githaka Karuri is a self taught artist .He was born and brought up on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya. He schooled up to university level attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Social, Cultural and Development studies. His art skills include mosaics, weaving, making African jewelry, sandal making among others,mostly using natural and recycled materials. Githaka also works as a full time community volunteer with H.I.M Negus Shiriki community -a youth-based C.B.O, addressing areas like organic farming, environment, community education, art and self-reliance .