Kati Kati (Kenya: 2016)


Mbithi Masya

Cast list

Nyokabi Gethaiga - Kaleche

Elsaphan Njora - Thoma

Paul Ogola - Mikey

Peter King Mwania - King

Fidelis Nyambura - Grace

Brian Ogola - Anto

Mumbi Maina - Jojo

Jane Muriuku - Brenda

Samson Hassan - Bill

Mugambi Nthiga - Timo

Mary Gacheri - Mikey's Mom

Paul Muye - Guest 1

Samuel Masha - Guest 2

Juma Kahindi - Guest 3

Jose 'Kashata' Mburu - Doppelgänger

Samuel Kiarie - Choir Conductor


Writing Credits: Mugambi Nthiga and Mbithi Masya

Producers: Tom Tykwer, Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Katja Lebedjewa, Marie Steinmann-Tykwer, Ginger Wilson, Guy Wilson



Kaleche (Nyokabi Gethaiga), a young Kenyan girl, wakes up in a village full of strangers to discover that she has died and ascended into the afterlife. Unfortunately, she cannot remember anything about her past. Thoma (Elsaphan Njora), the leader of the group tries to help her recover her history, but ends up being forced to confront his own secret as their attraction to each other grows.


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