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County 49 premieres With The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen

County 49 premieres With The Host Of The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen
The film is a reason to celebrate the growth of film in Kenya as filmmakers can now touch on issues which previously were no go zone

County 49 officially premiers on Show max Kenya with the host of the screening of the first episode at the Nairobi Street Kitchen.

The event was hosted by actor Martin Githinji who is part of the cast in County 49 and was also graced by media celebrities as well as the cast and crew from the show.

Others in the attendance were Wakio Mzenge, Nyokabi Macharia, Peter Kawa and Ainea Ojiambo, director Likarion Wainaina, producer Millicent Ogutu and other cast and crew members.

County 49 premieres With The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen

County 49 follows the political intrigues of the fictional Bwatele County, Kenya’s 49th county and the nation’s breadbasket. Despite the county’s wealth, its citizens are suffering from the high cost of living and scarce resources.

Now against the backdrop of great civilian discontent, a disgraced security officer is compelled to save the new governor and her chief of staff and his estranged wife from a local terrorist group.

The film opens with the new governor of Bwatele County, Nerimah Mkung, visiting the marginalized Sector 4 with a new message for change but it might be too little too late.

County 49 premieres With The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen
County 49 premieres With The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen

The events turn haywire when the governor is taken hostage by an unknown group who’ve had enough of the plundering of their resources. Their message to the government as Bwatele plunges into chaos is clear: they want their money back, and are prepared to kill whoever comes their way.

Released during an electioneering year, the director of the show Likarion Wainaina said that the show is a reason to celebrate the growth of film in Kenya as filmmakers can now touch on issues which previously were no go zones.

“There was a time we were not allowed to do or say some things on screen but we’re slowly pushing the boundaries with every new content that Showmax is releasing,” Likarion said.

County 49 premieres With The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen
County 49 premieres With The First Screening In Nairobi Street Kitchen

“I’m not a politician, and it (County 49) coming out at such a time has nothing to do with politics. This is simply a story that needed to be told because the issues the show tackles affects all of us,” Likarion added.

County 49 officially premieres on Showmax on Thursday(Today) 25th August 2022, with new episodes releasing every Thursday.

First announced in March 2022, County 49 is the fifth Showmax Original title in Kenya after the police procedural and legal drama Crime and Justice S1 and S2, the coming-of-age film Baba Twins, the drama series Single Kiasi and the thriller series Igiza.

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