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It's too sweet.

If you’ve heard anything about diabetes, you’ve also probably heard some stereotypes about the disease and the people who have it.

About 5% of deaths in Kenya are directly attributable to diabetes and 'Too Sweet' tells the story of Jim trying to live with the condition and the stigma that comes with it.


Celebrated actor Gerald Langiri convincingly plays the role of Jim who hides behind his insulin jabs to make it through his day to day activities like work and personal relationships. His life, however, turns around when he falls in love with his colleague Grace (Played by Wahu Kariuki).

What starts off as a simple office romance escalates to Jim and Grace moving in together. He can no longer hide his condition and Grace now has to adjust her life to accommodate Jim.

Will their love last? Will Grace be able to cope with Jim and his condition?

'Too Sweet' gives a wake-up call to the public, and possibly Kenya, about how serious diabetes can be. It doesn’t, however, take away that you are watching a movie. No, this is not your preachy type of movie on the subject of diabetes but it gives a subtle look into the lives of many people who are diabetic.

A tree house media production, the movie was produced by Jamal Anjuri and sponsored by Healthy Mwananchi and Kenya Defeat Diabetes Association (KDDA) and Kenya Film Commission (KFC).


It is Written and Directed by George Muiruri who has written and directed for shows like Tumaini Senta (KTN), Maisha Bure (Maisha Magic East), Taxi Driver (Maisha Magic East).

It stars Gerald Langiri (also famous for movies like House of Lungula, Fundimentals, and shows like Papa Shirandula and In the Forest). Veteran actor Sam Kihiu also known for roles in Valentine Ya Njaramba and Maskani and plays the role of Raphael, Jim's best friend.

Newcomer Wahu Kariuki plays the role of Grace, Jim's Girlfriend.

The movie was shot in late 2017 and aims to premiere in mid-2018.


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