James Mburu is a Kenyan actor. He is best known for the show Gereje Matata.
“Badaa ya kazi” The mechanics take advantage of the fact that their employer is not a regular at the garage to get to work at whatever time they please. The scene opens with some of them sneaking in trying not to be spotted by their supervisor, who apparently doesn’t care and is not at work [...]
“ROAD TEST” A client brings his car at the garage and leaves the key saying she will come for the car after it has been checked by the boys. Once the client leaves, Abuja changes his clothes and goes for a road test with the vehicle. While diving, Abuju sees a pretty lady and tries [...]
“KUSOTA NAYO” Jacinta and Spanner are crisscrossing the streets in the city. Meanwhile, Jacinta’s mother (Zambrota) is looking for her at Aluthe’s kiosk. Aluthe tells Zambrota that she saw her daughter during the day when she was going to buy groceries. Abuju is very drunk and Tufena is worried because he has been calling him [...]
“SOFT LOAN” The boys are seated having lunch as they discuss their weekly contributions.Some are late with their contributions and are reprimanded by the rest. One of them is not a member and after the others trying so hard to tell him that it is beneficial to him to join, his remarks are sarcastic. Not [...]
“PAY DAY” It’s a pay day and Kibuyu sends Tufena to pick up his salary. At the garage, Malikopo and Abuju are happy waiting for their salary. When Abuju and Malikopo see Poppat and Clare coming with a briefcase, they run towards them. Poppat threatens to delay the pay day if they behave this way. [...]
“MASAIBU” Sigalame doesn’t want his wife to touch his phone. His phone rings while he is in the bathroom, so he runs to pick it before his wife. Zambrota has refused to give Jacinta money to go to school. Clare is stranded at the gate, but no one is opening for him. Malikopo comes from [...]
“MAKARAO” Zambrota and Tufena are fighting over money issues. Zambrota wants to take the matter to the police. At the garage, Tumbo’s range rover is missing and he does go to the police. Tumbo bribes the policemen to go and arrest anyone they can find at the garage. Mrs. Sigalame threatens Sigalame that she will [...]
“Gazette Notice” Everyone blames Tumbo for his ignorance because he didn’t adhere to the gazette notice. Because of Tumbo’s failure to adhere, Claire and Poppat are taken to the police station. They defend themselves against the punishment because Tumbo knew through the Gazette and was even informed through SMS. The police threaten to take them [...]
“MAJARIBU” Poppat has put up a poster calling for a meeting. Abuju and Nyundo are wondering what the meeting could be about. Tufena doesn’t like Kibuyu’s behavior, and she even suggests she will be escorting him to do something Kibuyu doesn’t like. Osama sees Kibuyu and Tufena following each other and he is shocked. Osama [...]
“BOSS” There is conflict in the garage leading to a power struggle. Kibuyu and Clare both claim they are the boss. Claire gives the boys instruction but when Kibuyu finds out he is not happy because he thinks he is in charge.
“FAKE FUEL” A stranded motorist has run short of fuel, and he sends a boda guy to the garage to bring him fuel. They strike a deal with Malikopo who brings the motorist the wrong(fake) fuel. After putting the “fake” fuel in the vehicle, it doesn’t start. The boda guy is given money for the [...]
“Oil” One mechanic gets offered a side job. It’s early in the morning before he reports to work, so he takes it. He convinces Spanner to come along by enticing him with cash. They both sneak off earlier before the others come, without the (watchman, who sleeps mostly of the day and night) knowing. The [...]
“Matumbo” It’s a very slow day as most workers complain of stomachaches. They all blame it on mama uji. Since they ate her matumbo ugal, they have been sick. On the other side, mama uji is between a rock and a hard place trying to exonerate herself from any blame. Many clients are disappointed because [...]
“Muthotho illicit brew” After the workers were told off by their boss for lateness, Abuju decides to come early the next day. He plots to drain oil from one of the working cars to prove a point to his boss. Work is slow and the boys are starving waiting for Mama Uji to bring lunch. [...]
“Power” There is a blackout at the garage, hence no work. Everyone is bored by this because Ouma is a lazy person who can’t pay his bills or salary for his workers. The guys are not in the moods to work.