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RIP: Former Kenyan Consul General in Los Angeles Njeri Karago dead at 62

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By Wanja Waweru

Kenya’s Consul General in Los Angeles, United States of America, Thomas Kwaka alias Big Ted, took to social media to mourn the death of Ambassador Njeri Karago, the immediate former Consul General from whom he took over.

“We honor the life of Madam Ambassador Njeri Karago, our recently retired Consul General in Los Angeles.

Njeri attended UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and after working in the film industry, she began producing films and television shows including Culture Shock (1985), Dangerous Affairs (2002), and Robinson Crusoe (1997), among others, stated Big Ted.

Adding, “Some of the films she helmed include the star-studded Kenyan film Disconnect (2018) whose cast included Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Pascal Tokodi and Patricia Kihoro. Disconnect was directed by David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga.

Karago took over as Consul General in LA on the 1st of July, 2019.
Njeri Karago was honored for her contribution to the Kenyan film industry with a Kalasha Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.”

The late Consul Karago was also the Chairperson of the Kenya Film and Classification Board and founder of the KFTPA (The Kenya Film and Television Professionals Association) which aims to develop and promote the interests of filmmakers in Kenya.

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