Kipekemie Jara
Kipekemie Jara.jpg
Jara as seen in his Crime Flashback
First appearance "Animal Farm" (episode 2.07)
Last appearance "Escape From Oz" (episode 2.08)
Reason/Cause Stabbed in the back by Kenny Wangler
Prisoner No. 98J604
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 63 (Deceased)
Date of Conviction August 1, 1998
Date of Death August 31, 1998
Affiliations Simon Adebisi
Spouse None
Relatives None
Kill Count 1 (Technically)
Episode Count 2 Episodes
Portrayed by Zakes Mokae

Kipekemie Jara was a Nigerian Yoruba inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Zakes Mokae.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Prisoner #98J604. Convicted August 1, 1998 - Criminally Negligent Homicide. Sentence: 20 years, up for parole in 8.

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Jara arrives in Oz to coincide with Simon Adebisi being taken off heroin by Antonio Nappa. He begins conversations with Adebisi about their native Nigeria and shared Yoruba culture. it is obvious this has a positive effect on Adebisi. Nappa does not like this as he still wants revenge on Adebisi for raping his godson Peter Schibetta. So Nappa approaches ambitious Homeboy Kenny Wangler and offers him partnership in the drug trade if he kills Jara. This does not prove hard as Adebisi has Jara's work assignment moved to the kitchen so they can be closer. When Adebisi goes away one day to get more food to prepare, Wangler stabs Jara in the back with a kitchen knife. Adebisi returns just in time to see Jara fall to the ground. Jara smiles at Adebisi and says "I'm going home", before dying in Adebisi's arms.

Deaths Connected To Jara[edit | edit source]

  • Unnamed Child: Died during complications from a healing ritual. (1998)
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