Tuko Macho is a Kenyan web series, which premiered in 2016. A dramatization of Kenya’s issues with crime and vigilante justice, the series centres on a vigilante gang who kidnap criminals in Nairobi, and asks viewers to vote on their execution or release.
Tuko Macho was created by Jim Chuchu in conjunction with The Nest Collective, a Nairobi-based arts collective previously known for the LGBT-related film Stories of Our Lives. The cast includes Kelly Gichohi, Ian Thiong’o, Timothy King’oo, Lowry Odhiambo, Paul Ogola, Millicent Ogutu, Njambi Koikai and Ibrahim Muchemi.
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The dialogue is primarily in Sheng, an urban dialect of Swahili.
The first two episodes of the series had an advance screening in the Primetime program at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.