Edward Njenga (Kenyan, born 1922)
Garbage Collector, 1999
Signed ‘E S N’ (on sculpture)
49 x 18 x 29 cm

Ksh 500,000-600,000
(US$ 4,670-5,600)
Bought in

Provenance: direct from the artist

Garbage Collector depicts a worker from the rubbish collection company called Scamel, which, in the 1960s, sent trucks every Thursday to the neighbourhoods. Men would run ahead and collect the metal bins which they would empty into the trucks and children would call them ‘camels’.