Monday, 15 August 2011


The popular 80’s novel by John Baptista Wanjohi, better known by his pen name John Kiriamiti is going to be adapted into a movie. It is slated to begin filming at the end of 2011 with the release due in 2012.
Kiriamiti wrote My Life in Crime when he was incarcerated at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison and Naivasha Government Maximum Prison where he was to serve twenty years with forty-eight strokes of the cane. This was after he branded “the most wanted” criminal on the “VIP list” of the police and had many aliases like John Khamwene, Charles Lukindo, Richard Mwangi, Albert Ngure, Albert Wanjohi and Jack Zollo (a name which he later used for his fictionalized self in both My Life in Crime and My Life in Prison) among others.

Now a reformed citizen Kiriamiti has traded in his gun for the pen and is yet to releases two more fiction books titled The Abduction Squad and City Carjackers.
Neil Schell an accomplished actor, acting coach, director and producer in film and television, will direct the movie. He has been working in the film industry for over 25 years.

As an actor, Neil has appeared in several feature films including The A-Team, Watchmen and Dr. Dolittle 3. He has also acted in several popular US TV series like Outer Limits and Cold Squad. In the local arena, Neil has completed the direction of 52, 1/2 hour episodes of the Kenyan drama series Higher Learning and 26, 1/2 hour episodes of the new Kenyan medical drama Saints - both of which air on NTV and Zuku Africa.

On the set of Saints