Kenard

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Kenard
Little Kenard played by Thuliso Dingwall
First appearance "Boys of Summer" (episode 4.01)
Last appearance "–30–" (episode 5.10)
Created by David Simon
Portrayed by Thuliso Dingwall
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Aliases None
Gender Male
Occupation Drug Dealer

Kenard is a fictional young drug dealer on the HBO drama series The Wire, portrayed by Thuliso Dingwall. Kenard is a younger member of Namond Brice's circle of friends. He is first seen in season three, where, following a prolonged gunfight at a Barksdale stashhouse, Kenard argues with his friends over which one gets to pretend to be Omar Little while playing in the area and re-enacting the gunfight. Despite being one of the youngest characters on the show, he is also one of the most cold-hearted, showing little affection for anyone.

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Season four[edit]

Kenard is frequently seen hanging out with the Namond's circle of friends, often making fun of Duquan "Dukie" Weems. He works with Donut and Randy Wagstaff delivering flyers on election day. He also works with Namond, Donut and Byron selling drugs. Despite being the youngest of his friends he is consistently the most profane. Namond makes him his lieutenant and allows him to store their package of narcotics. After stealing the package from Namond and claiming the police took it, Kenard is savagely beaten by Michael. However, in the Season 4 finale, Kenard is seen working on Michael's new corner with Dukie. Kenard approached Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski who was watching Dukie from afar, for a drug purchase.

Season five[edit]

Kenard pulls a prank on the cops while working on Michael's corner and throws a water bottle at Dukie which results in Dukie getting a beating by Spider. Later Kenard and company are held at gunpoint by Omar who is in on a mission to terrorize Marlo Stanfield's corners in an attempt to lure him into the streets. Kenard is underwhelmed at the sight of Omar due to him being on a crutch because of an injury from a shootout with some of Stanfield's enforcers, including Michael. While in an alley with some friends, dousing a cat with lighter fluid, and apparently planning to light it on fire, Kenard sees Omar approaching. The rest of his friends run while Kenard remains and then proceeds to trail Omar as he robs a Stanfield corner. He follows Omar into a Korean owned grocery store and shoots him in the head, instantly killing him. In fear, he drops the gun and flees. In the series finale, Kenard is shown during the closing montage, being led away by Detective Crutchfield, the detective in charge of investigating Omar's murder.