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Nairobi Half Life

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Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is bereaved of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul. Luck or the lack of it brings Mwas face to face with the city’s criminals and forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for Mwas as he steps into this unknown world called Nairobi.


  • Joseph Wairimu
    Joseph WairimuMwas
  • Olwenya Maina
    Olwenya MainaOti
  • Nancy Wanjiku Karanja
    Nancy Wanjiku KaranjaAmina
  • Mugambi Nthiga
    Mugambi NthigaCedric
  • Paul Ogola
    Paul OgolaMose
  • Antony Ndung'u
    Antony Ndung'uWaf
Directing: David 'Tosh' Gitonga
Writing: Potash Charles Matathia
Writing: Samuel Munene
Writing: Serah Mwihaki
Country: Kenya
ReleaseDate: 21st July, 2012
Tagline: Have we decided to be the way we are?

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