Kena and Ziki are two very different girls living in Nairobi housing estate. When they fall in love and must choose between love and safety against a backdrop of insular gossip, local politics and burgeoning maturity. The film was based on "Jambula Tree" an award winning short story by Monica Arac de Nyeko.

RAFIKI is the first Kenyan feature film to be invited to Cannes Film Festival 2018 as part of the Official Un Certain Regard selection.