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Watch “Alone” a Kenyan Psychological Drama about Police

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: June 26, 2020  

With all the heat police in Kenya (and worldwide) are taking lately, Showmax Kenya is portraying cops in a different light this Flashback Friday with a film from last year that shows a cop’s tender, human experience.

Kenya Scriptwriters Guild psychological drama titled ‘Alone’ is available on the pay-to-view platform for a limited period. The story follows Eugene Njogu, played by Mwaura Bilal, a 28-year-old hardworking, timid desk police officer who suffers from bipolar disorder and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

He is desperate for his father’s approval and admiration which he believes he’ll finally earn if he gets promoted to police spokesperson. However, Eugene soon realises that his father’s approval is not something he can easily attain when Paul Senior (Ian Mbugua), gives him an ultimatum to quit his job as a police officer or risk losing his share of the inheritance.

With the assistance from his happy go lucky and artistic leaning brother Martin (Brian Shikhuyu) he is able to navigate a series of extreme challenges from his boss Chief Inspector Malonzi (Clara Alitsi) and his father; leading to a grand revelation.

This is a story that touches on the sensitive issue of mental health and the family, hope, redemption and self-discovery.

It also shows that beyond the veneer of chauvinistic power most cops front, they are just regular people like the rest of us.

Alone is written by Shelly Gitonga and directed by Cajetan Boy.  Check out the trailer below. 

 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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