INT. NORFOLK HOTEL, 10:00PM
A third floor room with a black and white theme. Its large
windows are facing a forest-like environment and when one
looks far ahead, they could see sky scrapers and city
lights. In the room, there is a king sized bed with two
golden antique bedside lamps, one on each side. A large
painting of Mother Teresa is hanging on a wall directly
opposite a large window. The door to the room is opened and
the lights are switched on. Mr Oyoo and Tahari walk in.
TAHARI
This is beautiful (Looking around
the room)I love it, you have good
taste.
Mr Oyoo walks behind her admiring her hourglass figure.
MR OYOO
Indeed, just what a woman like you
deserves…class. A woman like you,
who God carefully designed deserves
a man like me.
TAHARI
Really?
MR OYOO
Yes, I can give you anything you
want. I can change your life.
Tahari laughs sarcastically as she pours herself some wine.
MR OYOO
You know, if you make me happy by
tomorrow morning, I will give you
the range rover we came in.
TAHARI
(looking excited)
Are you serious?
MR OYOO
Yes darling, these things are like
little toys to me. Money is not a
problem!
Mr Oyoo moves towards her, holds her waist and walks with
her towards the large bed with snow white sheets.
(Lights out)
A man’s lifeless scream is heard in the room then almost
immediately…
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 2.
TAHARI
Hush…
Tahari is ready to leave the room. She puts on her watch and
leans over to the mirror to put on her redlipstick. Behind
her, the white bedsheets are soaked in blood. Mr Oyoo’s body
is laying lifeless on the bed. Tahari walks to the bedside
lamp next to Mr Oyoo’s body and laughs.
TAHARI
(Laughing)
Well, that’s it for happiness.
Tahari leaves the hotel room in a hurry and boards a cab and
goes to work.
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE
INT.TAHARI’S HOUSE, 7:00PM
A tiresome night it was. Tahari opens the door to her lavish
apartment located in Kilimani estate. A three bedroom house
with a brown and cream theme, state of the art furniture,
technological devices of all kinds and a large floor leading
to the balcony. She switches on her television to breaking
news.
ANCHOR
Managing director of World Auto
Kenya, Mr Justus Oyoo has been
killed. A cleaner found Oyoo
slaughtered in a hotel room in the
Norfolk hotel at 9am today. The
management had no comment and the
police had no comment on the
matter.
Tahari is standing in front of the television wearing a sly
smirk on her face.
(changes channel)
TAHARI
Why can’t these men quench my
thirst. They are all so ignorant,
all out there to use girls because
of the little coins in their
pockets. Big bodies with small
minds, just like that pedophile of
an uncle. It’s my calling, I will
clean these cockroaches out of this
world.
(looking at her phone)
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 3.
TAHARI (cont’d)
They all want to text, call and
canoodle after seeing your picture
on social media but they have never
even met you. As long as you have a
nice body.
Tahari does her daily evening routine and goes to bed.
LIGHTS OUT
INT. ALOR OFFICES
In Tahari’s company, Alor Limited located on the fifth floor
of Hass Tower is calm and lazy. Everybody is going through
Monday blues and dragging themselves. As soon as the
elevator door opens and Tahari walks out wearing a navy blue
dress and Oscar Delarentas Romy pumps, her employees start
running around with papers. Those who were sleeping are now
awake pretending to type. This always happens when Tahari
enters the building, she is known as the mean boss, the
witch, who can fire someone easily. Tahari walks straight to
her office and finds a tall, built man in official clothes,
Detective Lockhart.
TAHARI
Who are you and who allowed
you into my office? (sighs)I
will fire somebody.
(she sits down)
LOCKHART
I am detective…
(Tahari interrupts)
TAHARI
What do you want?
LOCKHART
I am a detective Lockhart
(Lockhart takes out his budge
and shows it to her then
returns it to his pocket.)
There have been murders in the city
and all of them are somehow linked
to you. We would like to ask you a
few questions.
TAHARI
Linked to me?
(Laughs sarcastically)
Do I look like a murderer to you?
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 4.
LOCKHART
You are a potential suspect.
Especially with the three murders
which have occurred his month.
TAHARI
Stop wasting my time. I have money
to earn. I was here, running my
company but obviously, you know
nothing about success. You better
go back to wherever you came from
and do proper research because next
time you come to my office like
this, I will call my lawyer.
LOCKHART
(Stands up)
Okay then.
Tahari watches Lockhart leaving. As soon as he is out of
sight, she sighs in relief. She notices that the nosy
employees are looking through the glass walls of her
office.
TAHARI
What are you looking at!Get back to
work!
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE
INT.CENTRAL PRECINCT
Lockhart is in his small dingy office looking into Oyoo’s
murder files. He then shifts to Tahari’s image on his
computer.
LOCKHART
Tahari is somehow linked to all
these murders but I don’t think
that she could have done it.
(Leans back to his chair)
Look at her, a masterpiece. The
lovely,big, innocent brown eyes,
her sense of style and class. She
could not have done it. Her
hourglass, caramel body and her
lovely backside.
(frowns)
Ah… what is wrong with me, such
thoughts are not professional. One
cannot trust people by their looks.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 5.
Lockhart walks to the water dispenser and drinks water. He
then walks to the tap and washes his face hoping that it
will get help him get Tahari out of his mind. He goes back
to his desk and tries to read another file. As if his body
is on auto pilot, he picks his phone and texts Tahari.
LOCKHART
Hello Tahari, let’s go out tonight.
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE
INT. TAHARI’S OFFICE
Tahari is working late in her office with yellow lighting.
She has last minute paperwork to do. Behind her, one could
see city lights. Nobody else is in the office except her.
Suddenly she receives a text message and breaks into
laughter.
TAHARI
Stupid man. Let us find out what he
wants. So I will just agree to go
out with him.
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE
INT. FOUR POINTS RESTAURANT, HURLINGHUM. 11:00 PM
LOCKHART
What am I doing!
The man on the next urinal frowns at Lockhart’s sudden
exclamation. He zips up and makes a quick exit. Lockhart
goes back to the restaurant and takes a seat. Almost
immediately, Tahari walks in with a red dress looking
stunning.
LOCKHART
You look so beautiful, thank you
for coming.
TAHARI
(Wearing a fake smile)
Okay…
Tahari sits down and leans over to Lockhart across the
table.
TAHARI
What do you want.One moment you are
accusing me, the next, you are
(MORE)
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 6.
TAHARI (cont’d)
asking me out. Do you need a
shrink, Mr. Lockhart, are you
bipolar?
LOCKHART
(Laughing)
You are a funny girl. I just
thought that we should have dinner
since you are out of the case.
Lockhart regrets the fact that he just lied
TAHARI
I told you, I was innocent.
LOCKHART
Anyway, when I came to your office
this morning, I was impressed by
the fact that you are independent
and organized. I think I’m in love.
TAHARI
Don’t you think that love at first
sight is a little bit too cliche
LOCKHART
Love is not a cliche
Tahari is tongue tied. She thought that this man would be
like the rest but he is wise and careful with his language.
The type of man Tahari would spare. Tahari is not feeling
threatened by him. He feels comfortable with him. The two
tell stories until the restaurant remains empty then they
both leave to go to Lockhart’s house.
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE
INT.LOCKHARTS HOUSE
Tahari is in the Kitchen making breakfast. She is in a large
t-shirt while drinking coffee. She puts the food in a tray
and takes it to the bedroom.
TAHARI
Honey food is ready.
Lockhart wakes up and kisses her on the cheek
LOCKHART
You really need to learn to greet
people first.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 7.
TAHARI
Where are my manners…Good
morning.
While Tahari and Lockhart are having breakfast, Lockhart
receives a phone call. His junior partner.
JUNIOR PARTNER
We have a new lead on the suspect,
Tahari. Come to the precinct right
now. We are talking finger prints
with blood on the Norfolk dressing
table.
LOCKHART
(Looking at Tahari in
disbelief) Okay on my way.
TAHARI
What’s the matter?
Lockhart holds Tahari’s hand and kisses her forehead.
LOCKHART
I need to go to work immediately.
TAHARI
Oh okay, let me drive you there on
my way home.
The two leave the house. The door shuts.
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE.
EXT. CENTRAL POLICE PARKING LOT
LOCKHART
Thanks for the ride.
TAHARI
You are welcome. I will pick you up
in the evening so that you can
visit my humble apartment.
Lockhart is not sure. His heart is beating. If fingerprints
were found then that means that she was definitely linked to
the murder. What would his boss, Inspector Tumbo say if he
found out that he proposed his love to a suspect and even
lied to her about being out of the case?
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 8.
LOCKHART
(In a weak, uncertain voice)
Yes, sure, call me when you get
here.
Lockhart leaves the car and goes to the precinct where he
finds Tahari’s documents on his table. He reads through
them. What he dreaded might be true from the evidence
LOCKHART
Tahari might be the murderer.
FADE INTO NEXT SCENE
EXT. CENTRAL POLICE PARKING LOT, 9:30PM
Tahari parks at the precinct parking lot and tries to call
Lockhart but he does not pick up. After calling thrice with
no answer, she decides to get into the precinct.
PRECINCT DOOR OPENS
INT. CENTRAL POLICE PRECINCT
The precinct is empty.
TAHARI
(Looking confused)
How can the precinct be empty?
maybe there was an emergency. Oh
well, I will just send him a pin
location to my place then he will
come over.
Tahari turns to leave the precinct. Just when she is about
to, somebody violently holds her waist.
INSPECTOR TUMBO
Hello niece, did you come to see
your uncle? You never visit me. Did
you miss me.
Tahari is struggling to break free from Inspector Tumbo’s
grip. She is screaming and tears are running down her
cheeks.
TAHARI
Let me go you monster. You are not
my uncle.
(CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: 9.
Inspector Tumbo rips her skirt. As soon as he indulges into
his beastly act, Lockhart gets into the precinct. Lockhart
shoots Inspector Tumbo on the chest. He falls down dead.
Tahari runs to Lockhart and hugs him.
TAHARI
You saved me from that beast of an
uncle.
Lockhart is shocked and confused, was it because of the
sickly sight he come to, the fact that he killed his own
boss or was it because Tahari is the Inspector’s uncle?
LOCKHART
(Faking a smile)
You are welcome. Let’s go home.
FADE OUT
END OF ACT TWO

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