Tuko Macho’: The Slick Kenyan Crime Series You Need to Be Watching


This September, the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival will screen Tuko Macho as part of the Primetime program celebrating the best in international television.

It’s a strong endorsement for this Kenyan crime drama that explores the concept of justice and other social issues in the form of a riveting, highly-produced web series fit for a prestigious film festival.

Produced by Kenyan collective: The Nest, Tuko Macho follows a vigilante group around Nairobi as they kidnap criminals, and ask the city’s residents to vote on whether the accused should live or die.

The show’s fans regularly take to Facebook to comment on the characters and the moral issues covered in each episode, detailing whether they think the accused should be eliminated or not. Producer Njeri Gitungo, former “Just A Band” member Jim Chuchu, and the production team collectively responded to the following questions about the production. Read the full article in Okayafrica here: