Omosh is a construction worker at a local slum whose life is rudely changed when he is arrested by overzealous policemen. Gosti, the local mugger, comes home to find his long lost father, who seems to have great plans for him, or what does he want? On the other side of town, Aileen’s seems to have everything: she is the reigning Miss Campus, daughter of a renowned politician and a ‘cool life’. A misadventure in a matatu changes her life, for ever. What do these three characters have in common? And who is killing police officers so brazenly? And is the counter attack justified?
Unlike ‘The Last Villains of Molo,’ this new novel is 98% fiction. It is partly inspired by Prof. Philip Alston’s 2009 report on police extrajudicial killings in Kenya. In one five month period in 2007, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) documented approximately 500 people who were killed or ‘made to disappear’ by a special police squad. (Professor Philip Alston is the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions).