Okapi Painting Keeps Kigalians Guessing

It could probably be the largest and most stunning painting in Kigali city – Passersby just can’t help but pause for a few minutes to take a look at the striking painting.

This unidentified artist held up on a crane is brushing the creamy wall and gradually bringing out an animal which has kept most Rwandans guessing. The four-storey building hosts the once famous Okapi Hotel.

One of the onlookers mativo Jones at the site observed, “Nice one..was expecting a yuuuge bigly silverback though..that looks like some kind of rodent from Joshua hill..”

In the early 2000s, there was a transport company known as Okapi Car plying between Kigali and Goma in DRCongo and also between Kigali and Nyagatare district in eastern Rwanda. This company is no more.

Okapi is a forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, It is an artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Despite its Deer-like appearance the Okapi is actually one of the few remaining ancestors of the Giraffe, which is the tallest animal on Earth.

The Okapi animal Paint could be the largest painting in Kigali/ photo by Gil Low
This is the okapi also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe native in DRCongo
The painting keeps passersby guessing/ photo by Gil Low

 




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