Rafiki (Kenya: 2018)

Director

Wanuri Kahiu

Cast list

Samantha Mugatsia as Kena
Sheila Munyiva as Ziki
Neville Masati as Blacksta
Nini Wacera as Mercy
Jimmy Gathu as John Mwaura
Charlie Karumi as Waireri
Muthoni Gathecha as Mama Atim
Dennis Musyoka as Peter Okemi
Patricia Amira as Rose Okemi

Synopsis

Based on Monica Arac de Nyeko's 2007 Caine Prize Winning short story "Jambula Tree," Rafiki is a love story between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures. The film had its international premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Rafiki has been banned in Kenya.