Madam President is coming
- Madam President seizes the opportunity to clean up the government and rid-off bureaucracy and corruption conduits.
- She makes many enemies but wins the hearts of "wananchi".
Confronted with the opportunity of becoming the first female president for sixty days, a woman finds herself challenged and threatened to vie or not to vie.
This is a new series that is set in Kenya, where everything is going well until as fate dictates that the deputy speaker of the national assembly, under the new constitution, is sworn-in to hold the country together for sixty days.
Kweya Gerry, the creator and Director of “Madam President” says he had to wait to release the series, which they shot last year, because Kenyans are very rational now and it's easy to pass a neutral message without being branded pro or anti someone, thanks to the handshake.
“Kenyans understand the American constitution more than Kenya, simply because America has invested heavily in film to propagate their agenda to the world.”
Mr Kweya says that his wish is to use TV to both entertain and educate. “Every time I watched the President, his deputy and the speaker of the national assembly in public together I would dread and so I decided to check what our constitution says on transition.”
In the series, which premieres on August 8 at PAWA254 and thereafter shall be having public screenings and conversation countrywide, the creator wants Kenyans to know more about chapter 44 of the Constitution which only mentions the three in line of succession.
Madam President, played by Marianne Nungo finds herself conflicted; the political godfathers have declared war of blackmail and threats as she focuses on service away from rhetorical politics. Keeping in mind she comes from a minority tribe, will she fight or quit? Does she have what it takes?
Did he think having a female President as the main character will teach young female Kenyans to work harder? Kweya said, “My fulltime job is as a Strategic Director at TIFA Research, and research shows that women and youth are not given enough resources and media coverage to effectively sell themselves. They are also marginalised by the strong parties and that’s why in my plot Madam President does not belong to any political party and comes from a minority tribe.”
Ms Nungo says that she glad she was cast in the film and that “art is not complete until it elicits conversations". "Despite being late for the auditions it was very exciting for me to clinch the role of the first ever "woman president" of Kenya and I trust and believe this production be used as a tool of change.”
Madam President seizes the opportunity to clean up the government and rid-off bureaucracy and corruption conduits. She makes many enemies but wins the hearts of "wananchi".
Kweya would also like to invite Film, Legal and Media experts to come and make this the biggest show in Africa by engaging on a more personalised level and finally make it a people’s production.