Crime and Justice S2 is now streaming on Showmax, with detectives Makena (Sarah Hassan) and Silas (Alfred Munyua) pursuing a formidable opponent who operates in the shadows, pulling strings and silencing those who dare to resist them.
The first episode, “The Death Squad,” begins with Barasa’s (John Sibi-Okumu) daughter’s spectacular wedding, which goes wrong thanks to Milo (Ahmed Musa). Then, the vigilante serial killer returns to complete the task he began in the season one finale: cleansing the city of its most corrupt residents.
As Makena and Silas hurry to solve the case and stop Milo, they find something shocking: Milo is merely a pawn for a much larger and more sinister organisation that would go to any length to safeguard its secrets.
For both leads, Season 2 has different gameplay. “From the storyline to the blend of seasoned guest stars to a top-notch crew that gets the job done,” Munyua says, “it has a lot of depth and freshness in all aspects.”
And based on the first episode alone, the stakes are far higher than they have ever been, and justice is even more skewed. So to adapt to this season’s speed and settle into Makena’s new arc, Hassan needed to prepare.
Crime and Justice S2 also has some of Kenya’s best actors, including Charles Ouda (Better Days, Makutano Junction), who returns to local television after seven years, fresh from the New York theatre scene.
Ouda, who first appears in episode 1, plays Kenneth Mumbi, the Chief Administrative Secretary for the National Treasury. He is a member of the aforementioned powerful organisation and has profited from its clout over the years, yet he’s just as disposable as anyone who dares to oppose it.
Mumbi Maina (Sense8, The Matrix Resurrections) Ouda’s onscreen partners has also been absent from the local TV landscape for a while. She goes on to explain that “it felt fitting because Crime and Justice is a monument to how much we’ve evolved and how far we’ve come as an industry.”