Allan Namisi, popularly known for his role as Constable Muliro on the drama series Inspekta Mwala, is a well-known actor and media personality. Born and raised in Mukoywet in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, Namisi moved to Eldoret for his primary school education before attending St Joseph’s High School where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
Although his parents urged him to join the police service or become a teacher, Namisi always had a passion for journalism, inspired by his love for football commentary. Despite his high school grades not being good enough to pursue his dream career, he pursued other endeavors, such as running a bakery with friends and participating in drama competitions through his organization, Choice Outreach.
Namisi’s first big break came after participating in a national drama competition where he and his team emerged as the second runners up. Following the competition, industry players sought them out, and they landed interviews with BBC and Network Africa.
Through a chance encounter with legendary actress Mama Kayai, Namisi landed an audition with KBC and secured his first role as an actor. He later became a presenter at Radio Taifa and an actor on Vitimbi. He joined Radio Citizen and worked as a presenter while still acting for National Theater and KBC Corporation.
The idea for the Inspekta Mwala comedy show came to Namisi while working at Radio Citizen. He was part of the initial cast of the show alongside actor and presenter Davis Mwambili and Mohamed Ratib, also known as Munai Generali. After leaving Radio Citizen, Namisi worked at QFM before disclosing in 2019 that he lost his job at Radio Citizen due to alcoholism and underperformance.
Namisi regrets his past mistakes and is grateful for the opportunity to make amends with his family and work towards a better future.