She is the main character of the Play. She is a widow and the mother of Wanjiro. When her husband passed away in the struggle during Mau Mau war, she came to town. She engaged in a petty trade of selling soup at Uhuru market. She believes in tribalism. She is poor and shares the floor with her daughter as a bed. She was a victim of keep-clean-the-city campaign.
The daughter of Njango. She has natural beauty and a lived poor life. She is ignorant as she did not go to school. She loves Asinjo and wants to marry him. She admires how European ladies dress.
He is an activist who fought for Uhuru during Mau Mau war. He educates people on their rights and makes them aware of humiliation and exploitation. He unites people against the city council with its campaign of “keep the city clean.”
One of the slum dwellers. He is illiterate and does not know his age. He was among the freedom fighters in the forest. He protests against the government’s decision to demolish the houses.
1st, 2nd &3rd customer:
They are among the slum dwellers. They buy soup at Njangos place. They oppose the city campaign of demolishing their slums.
A worker at the City Council in the Health department. He reminds people at Uhuru market to move away since the slums are to be demolished. He is among those who enjoy the national cake.
He is a young man from a different tribe with Wanjiro. He was chased away and insulted by Njango as he wanted to marry Wanjiro. He convinces Wanjiro to go with him and ignore her mother for claim that she is ignorant and old.
Is a slum dweller who lives a poor life, He is ignorant. He cooked for the white people during the war. He makes and sells water tins, pangas, hoes etc.
A reporter of different events in the society. For example, he reported on the keep the city campaign, how houses were demolished and how people reacted against it. He takes pictures of different people like the Tinsmith and Inspector Kiongo.
He is among the civil servants. He represents the Government to make sure that the clean the city campaign is a success.