Ryan Mwenda is the lead actor in the much publicized Zora Show at Citizen television. He plays Simba, the son of the main character Zora (played by Sarah Hassan).
He is a stubborn boy but always ready to protect his mother who is in an abusive marriage.
The actor is the one audiences have grown to love and admire for his confidence and impeccable acting skills.
At just 13 years old, Mwenda made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, not only playing on Zora, but also making appearances on the Churchill show.
Zora actor Ryan Mwendwa who plays Simba in the series.
In 2016, Mwendwa addressed Jubilee supporters at the launch of the Jubilee Party manifesto in 2016 and rallied them to re-elect the president and his deputy William Ruto.
His action will earn him a warm hug from the president, a photo that has gone viral on social media platforms. In his speech, Mwenda greeted the head of state and assured him that he would be re-elected in the 2017 elections.
From that moment on, Mwenda rubbed shoulders with other prominent figures in the country, including Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja, among others.
President Uhuru Kenyatta kisses Ryan Mwenda after the young artist performed at a jubilee party in September 2016
The 13-year-old is a student at Riara Springs Academy. In his spare time he loves to play football.
In 2020, he was featured in a public announcement where he rallied TBEN to wash their hands, wear a mask and practice social distancing as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.
He urged TBEN to open their eyes to the Covid-19 pandemic as a global crisis and not as a government failure, calling on them to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
“Watoi wenzangu, season ya kuride bike si saahii. Rieng ni kusoma, kumanga na kutulia kwa keja (Comrades, now is not the time to cycle. It is time to study, eat and relax indoors), ”he said.
Ryan Mwenda pictured with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at a Jubilee Party event in September 2016
Zora is a new show which debuted on March 22, 2021. It stirs up two well-known actresses, Sarah Hassan and Jackie Matubia, who previously starred on Tahidi High as Tanya and Jolene respectively.
The show replaced Maria, which had aired on the station for two years. Zora and Maria were both produced by the same production company, Jiffy Pictures, owned by media figures Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla.
Kenyan actress Sarah Hassan strikes a pose.