Mumbi Maina

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Mumbi Maina
Born (1985-01-14) 14 January 1985 (age 33)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
  • Actress
  • production co-ordinator
Years active 2007–present
Notable work Zakia in the American series 'sense 8' as of 2015

Mumbi Maina (born 14 January 1985) is a Kenyan actress known for her role in the soap opera Mali.[1]


Mumbi Maina made her debut in the entertainment world in 2008 when she starred in the film Unseen, Unsung, Unforgotten as Riziki. She appeared alongside Benta Ochieng' and Nice Githinji. The story mainly focused on HIV/AIDS.[2][3] In 2011, she was cast as one of the leads in the Kenyan soap opera Mali.[4] In November 2011, she shared credits with Rita Dominic and Robert Burale in the film Shattered.[5] In early 2015, she starred in the television series How to Find a Husband.[6] She plays Jackie, who is friends with Abigail and Carol. She works alongside Lizz Njagah and Sarah Hassan.[7]


Film and television[edit]

Year Project Role Title
2008 Unseen, Unsung, Unforgotten Riziki Film
2011–15 Mali Nandi Supporting lead
2011 Shattered Mumbi Film
2014 Jane & Abel Cecelia Lead role
2015 How to Find a Husband Jackie Lead role
2016 Kati Kati Jojo Film
2016 news just in herself guest role
2017 Sense8 Zakia Recurring role; 6 episodes


  1. ^ "Mumbi Maina's biography". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Unseen, Unsung, Unforgotten". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "U,U, U synopsis". Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mali, United by blood:Divided by Greed". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Shattered". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "How to find a husband". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "How to Find A Husband #StoryLab". Archived from the original on January 9, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2015.

Kati Kati’: Film Review | AFI Fest 2016

External links[edit]

Mumbi Maina on IMDb