• The film features a young girls journey in Karathini village in Tharaka-Nithi.
From the roots of Africa, 'Mukami’ a Kenyan movie is to be launched and aired in cinemas across Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret and Mombasa.
The film features a young girl's journey in Karathini village in Tharaka-Nithi, a community that does not support the girl child being part of the education system.
In Kenya, free primary education was introduced in 2003 and the enrollment rate has increased by 84% however in some regions, poverty levels and gender inequality are high, only 19 % of girls are enrolled in schools.
Nashipai, a village in Kajiado does not see how education benefits their daughters rather they are expected to marry early and join their husbands’ family.
With the bullying and numerous challenges, she faces both at home and in school, she decides to give up on her dreams.
At the verge of quitting, she meets a retired doctor who teaches her how to play chess which will enable her to overcome the social challenges, attain education and surpass it all.
Yvonne Adego being the main character stars as Mukami ,Eastmond Mwendwa being the director.