Crime and Justice
Made in Kenya
Sarah Hassan and Alfred Munyua are back for a new season of the police procedural drama series, Crime and Justice. This time, the stakes are deadly. All episodes are ready to binge.
About the show
Crime and Justice, the hit Kenyan police procedural and legal drama, follows ripped-from-the-headlines investigations by the fictional Nairobi Metropol Police, led by the dedicated Detective Makena (Sarah Hassan) and the by-the-book Detective Silas (Alfred Munyua).
The first of its kind in Kenya, Crime and Justice Season 1 was praised by fans for addressing difficult topical issues in the country such as femicide and domestic abuse, terrorism and radicalisation, while also exposing the limits of the justice system in Kenya.
At the 2021 Kalasha Awards, Crime and Justice was nominated for all three major awards across all the TV Drama categories: Best TV Drama, Best Lead Actor (for Munyua) and Best Lead Actress (for Hassan who won in this category).
Crime and Justice was the most popular show among Showmax subscribers in Kenya when it premiered in February 2021 and remained in the top spot for nine weeks straight. The show was also among the top 10 most-watched titles overall on Showmax in Kenya in 2021.
In season 2, the drama and action go a notch higher as Makena and Silas go up against a powerful and dangerous enemy. The show also dives into Makena’s mysterious background and questions Silas’ moral conflict and his connection to his shifty networks.
Also reprising their roles in season 2 alongside Hassan and Munyua is Maqbul Mohammed (Makutano Junction) as DCI Boss Kebo, Paul Ogola (Kati Kati, Sense8) as the no-nonsense prosecutor Sokoro, Brian Ogola (Lusala, Poacher) as the resident pathologist Clive, Koome Kinoti as Makena’s troublesome teenager Yaro and Justin Miriichi as the defence lawyer Tobias.
Season 2 also sees the return of John Sibi-Okumu as the powerful politician Barasa and new faces joining the cast such as Mumbi Maina (The Matrix Resurrections, Sense8), Charles Ouda (Makutano Junction, The First Grader), Sheila Munyiva (Rafiki, Country Queen), Bilal Mwaura (40 Sticks, Uradi) and Raymond Ofula (Queen Sono, The System).
Crime and Justice is directed by Adam Neutzsky-Wulff (All The Little Things We Kill, You Are Here) and Kenyans Likarion Wainaina (Supa Modo), Tosh Gitonga (Nairobi Half Life, Disconnect) and Edwin Kamau (40 Sticks).
Crime and Justice is the first Showmax Original series in Kenya, and also Showmax’s first co-production with global broadcaster CANAL+ Group.
All episodes of Crime and Justice S2 are streaming.
Meet the squad at the Nairobi Metropol Police
Alfred Munyua is Silas
Focused and patient, Silas has been a detective with the Nairobi Metropol Police for 15 years. Silas is played by Alfred Munyua.
Sarah Hassan is Makena
She’s compassionate, determined and a lead detective with the Nairobi Metropol Police. Makena is played by Sarah Hassan.
Maqbul Mohammed is Kebo
He leads by example and follows the law to the letter. Kebo, Chief of Police, is played by Maqbul Mohammed.
Paul Ogola is Sokoro
He believes in the sanctity of the legal system and that the courts will decide. Prosecutor Sokoro is played by Paul Ogola.
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Season 2 | Episode 8
Crime and Justice Season 1 episode recaps
Mistress: Crime and Justice case file #01
When a wealthy lawyer’s pregnant mistress is found murdered, it sends shockwaves through the community.
Primal: Crime and Justice case file #02
When a teenage girl stabs her father to death, Makena and Silas investigate what motivated the heinous act. As they look into the case, dark secrets emerge.
Pride: Crime and Justice case file #03
Two young lovers are found murdered in a motel. Silas and Makena investigate this senseless crime.
Coked: Crime and Justice case file #04
An influencer dies under mysterious circumstances and Silas and makena suspect drugs are involved in the latest episode of Crime and Justice.
Battered: Crime and Justice case file #05
The detectives are in a tough position when one of their colleagues is at the centre of a domestic violence case.
Homegrown: Crime and Justice case file #06
Students become radicalised when one of their professors plants the seeds of dangerous ideas.
Greed: Crime and Justice case file #07
When a financial journalist is murdered, the Nairobi Metropol Police must join the dots to find the killer in Crime and Justice.
Retribution: Crime and Justice case file #08
Silas and Makena are on the trail of a mysterious serial killer, who metes out his own form of justice where it has failed.
Crime and Justice Season 2 episode recaps
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 8: The Whistleblower
In Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 8, it’s a race against time to solve a major conspiracy that has been looming for months.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 7: The Miracle
In Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 7, Makena and Silas investigate the murder of a nurse. Watch episodes only on Showmax.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 6: The Slaying of an Australian Billionaire
In Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 6, Makena and Silas set out to investigate the disappearance of an Australian tycoon. Only on Showmax.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 5: The Death of An Activist
In Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 5, a human rights activist in Dandora is killed in cold blood. Watch episodes only on Showmax.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 4: Slaughterhouse
Crime and Justice Season 2, episode 4 was inspired by the Kiambu murder case. Watch the latest episodes on Showmax.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 3: A Killer Date
In Crime and Justice Season 2, episode 3, a young law intern’s romantic date turns tragic when she’s kidnapped. Watch on Showmax.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 2: The Taxi Killer
Bilal Mwaura plays the villain in Crime and Justice season 2, episode 2, now streaming on Showmax.
Crime and Justice Season 2, Episode 1: The Death Squad
In Crime and Justice Season 2 episode 1 on Showmax, Makena and Silas face a new, enemy: a powerful organisation shrouded in mystery.
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