Video of ‘Nairobi Half Life’ scriptwriter on the streets sparks emotion


A video of Charles Matathia, a script writer of the award winning film “Nairobi Half Life” has emerged online and triggered the emotions of Kenyans on Twitter (KOT).

In a video posted by Twitter user @MrJemedari, Matathia says

“My name is Charles Antony Matathia, I was born on July 23, 1979. I grew up here around Wangige market in the Kiambu County of Kenya. I’m 40 years old. I’m an aspiring screenwriter; my project which you’re familiar with is a feature film called Nairobi Half Life,”


He said: “This is Potash Charles Matathia, who wrote the script for Nairobi Half Life. If you know how to reach him, please share. He needs help.”

The film received the following for Best Cinematographer (Christian Almesberger), Best Lighting Designer (Mohamed Zain), Best Make-Up Artist (Elayne Okaya) and Best Art Director (Barbara Minishi) at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.