Ni Sisi, originally a stage play, was commissioned following the post-election violence that hit Kenya in 2007. During the four weeks that followed the election, Kenya saw rioting in the streets as people directed their anger at the result towards people from other tribes. Over 1000 people died, and more than 700,000 were displaced. Ni Sisi promotes unity by focusing on Kenyan identity over tribal identity. It also encourages viewers to make their leaders accountable for issues in their communities and not scapegoat communities they view as outsiders.
Ni Sisi tells the story of a close-knit community, who are torn apart as the local candidate stirs up tribal tension in order to gain popularity and votes. Neighbours and friends who have lived in harmony and peace their entire lives, are tricked into believing that they are now enemies. The minority tribe are used as scapegoats for poverty and unemployment amongst the youth. Just as the community is set to descend into violence, one of the characters realises the consequences of this brutal tribalism and sets out to expose the politician.