Makutano Junction actor Snake age, career, con story, projects

Ainea Ojiambo is a Kenyan actor featured in a number of films locally and has played roles in two successful Hollywood films.

In Kenya, many people got to know him after he played the role of Snake in the popular Makutano Junction series and also Jack Zollo in My Life in Crime.


Ainea was born on April 20, 1970.


Ojiambo began his acting career working at stage plays.

In 2004, he played in a Hollywood film dubbed The Constant Gardener which was directed by Fernando Meirelles. The film was critically acclaimed and a box office success that went on to be nominated for the Oscar.

In 2007, he acted as Snake in the famous series Makutano junction, a film that was a total hit with the Kenyan audience.

After the Makutano junction series, he went on to act in two more television series, one of them being Noose of Gold where he was the lead actor named Ole Mpisha.

In 2010, he got yet another opportunity to take part in a Hollywood film, The First Grader, where he played a supporting role as an Education Officer.

This was a biographical drama film directed by Justin Chadwick.


He has also played in a number of other films including;

Toto Millionaire

Block D

The Rugged Priest

Nairobi Half life




After the Harvest II

Kahawa Black

My Life in Crime.

Shooting incident

Ojiambo is at the center of police investigations after firing his gum in public killing one security guard on the spot.

According to a CCTV footage, the actor was talking to a lady when he was accosted by two thugs who allegedly tried to snatch his gold chain.

In defense, Ojiambo removed his gun and fired at the thugs who took off upon seeing the gun.

Unfortunately, he missed the target and shot a security guard instead. A stray bullet also hit a passer-by and the actor was taken in for questioning.

Encounter with con-artist

Speaking in a past interview, Ojiambo gave an account of how his love for gold ended up costing him KSh 20,000.

The 51-year-old had always wanted to own gold and he met someone who promised to get him the original thing at KSh 20,000 after which he told the person to test it out before parting with the cash.

The person tested it by first burning it with a cigarette lighter followed by pouring battery acid on it.

The gold stayed intact and he was assured it was the real deal.

He added that he decided to step in the shower with the gold chain one day and the gold washed off leaving him with a silver chain.

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Kevin Koech is a Kenyan blogger writing on governance, fraud, politics, social media and celebrity gossip with over three years of experience in digital content creation with an incline in editing
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