A surprisingly upbeat, vibrant narrative for a storyline that spells only trouble for the two young leads living in The Slopes housing estate in Nairobi.

As end of school and local elections approach, Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) helps her dad as a candidate but prefers to hang with the lads, playing cards or a game of soccer. But she’s attracted to Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), daughter of her dad’s political rival.

Writer/director Wanuri Kahiu (From a Whisper, The Thing About Jellyfish) teases beautifully natural performances from her cast that adds a freshness to an age-old story of love from the wrong side of the tracks.

Rating: 64%