A better life, a Kenyan drama now streaming on Showmax is one of Jennifer Gatero’s projects.
The series is written and directed by Jennifer Gatero who is no stranger to producing ace Kenyan content. Jennifer is also behind the production of (Changing Times, Nairobby).
Jennifer Gatero has revealed that she was inspired to create the series while stuck in traffic around Kibera.
I saw these apartments that were involved in a huge scandal that were sitting on land that was once a part of Kibera.
The residents had been evacuated with the hopes of building something better for them but when the project was complete, the apartments were sold or rented out at a market rate that the residents couldn’t afford,”Jennifer Gatero
She couldn’t get the idea out of her head, and so she went home and did her research.
I found out that the slum upgrade scandal had happened over and over to so many people in the city. A Better Life is used ironically here.”
A Better Life captures how unsuspecting residents lose their homes and properties in slum upgrade scandals, and the corruption within the system that still allows it to happen.
Jennifer has also talked about what she loves most about the series,
Jennifer Gatero’s A Better Life has young actors with the lead roles. She loves the energy and enthusiasm young actors exude,
I love working with young actors, and newcomers. They have such an energetic spirit, and are always willing to learn, so directing them is such a joy,”