Tahidi High's Omosh: Where is He Now?

  • A file image of Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia (Omosh)
    A file image of Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia (Omosh)
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  • Popular Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia known to many as Omosh entertained Kenyans on TV for more than decade in a show that starred now-famous celebrities among them; OJ (Dennis Mugo), Freddie (Abel Mutua) and Shish (Shirleen Wangari).

    In the show, Omosh kept the audience glued in his role as a member of the fictional school's support staff, who was loved by the students for his cheeky behaviour.

    Kenyans.co.ke on Wednesday, September 30, caught up with the actor, who narrated that he was still actively acting, albeit for a smaller audience.

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    From left: Ex-Tahidi High stars, Mr Kilunda (Ted Kitana) and Omosh (Peter Kinuthia) pose for a selfie
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    The gifted actor says that he was also sought after as an emcee for events such as weddings, and was trying to motivate young thespians through collaborating with schools by writing plays for them. 

    However, just like many Kenyans in the performing arts, Omosh admitted that he had been struggling in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic due to guideliness set aside by the government to combat the spread of the virus.

    "I have been at home but once in a while I get contacted to act on the Centrosinema shows that air on Inooro TV. I have been so broke in the wake of the pandemic," Omosh stated.

    "We can't shoot because we need to maintain social distance. It has really affected us, really, really affected us. That is our passion and we pray that normalcy with resume soon so that we can go back to work," he continued.

    Reminiscing on his memories of the being part of the Tahidi High crew, Omosh stated he and OJ, who played his nephew on the show, grew fond of each other and maintained a lasting friendship.

    "My best scene was when I was working in the school's garden and OJ surprised me when he came back to the show as a teacher. We embraced each so tightly and I could say that was the most memorable episode," Omosh recalled.

    He also disclosed that he had been brought up in a family of individuals who were in love with acting, noting that he had syblings in the industry.

    "Naomi Kamau (Mother-in-law actress), Kamau Mbaya (former Machachari actor) and the late Beth Nyambura (former Mother-in-law actress) are all my relatives," he stated.

    Omosh, a husband and a father of three, vowed to embrace digital media and come up with a channel that would enable his fans follow up with his work.

    Other stars in the show including; Mugo and Abel Mutua have since launched shows on Youtube.

    Former Tahidi High cast members Shirleen Wangari, Kamau Kinuthia, Angel Waruinge and Philip Karanja
    Former Tahidi High cast members Shirleen Wangari, Kamau Kinuthia, Angel Waruinge and Philip Karanja
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