In the viral video that has attracted over 12,000 views only on Twitter in less than 8 hours, Sudi and Barasa are seen discussing the details of the deal revolving around the sale of a petrol station.
In the clip, Barasa tells Sudi that he would send him a Ksh10 million token of appreciation for agreeing to sell his petrol station. The Kimilili lawmaker explains that the bidder paid double the set amount for the purchase of the petrol station.
“I want to thank you so much because the people you told me about bought my petrol station. I gave them an offer and they paid double. I have since deposited Ksh10 million in your account as commission for the sale,” Barasa remarked.
The outspoken MP further tells Sudi that he used the money to purchase another petrol station, which he also sold to the same buyer who paid double the price.
“I have decided to venture into that business. If you hear anyone selling a petrol station just link me up,” Barasa told Sudi.
In the course of their conversation, Sudi discloses that he decided to introduce Barasa to the business to help him repay his huge loans.
He, however, goes on to state that he cannot sell his petrol station despite the acute fuel shortage. He convinced Barasa that normalcy would be restored after the August 9 General Election.
The video is a continuation of a previous dramatisation where Sudi introduced Barasa to the business of selling petrol stations. The Kapseret Legislator convinced Barasa that the petroleum business was a lucrative venture.
The dramatisation comes at the backdrop of a biting fuel shortage that has hit many parts of the country, with some politicians and government officials accusing oil marketers of the hoarding petroleum products.
Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, April 4, accused the government of colluding with some companies to create an artificial shortage.
“Why hasn’t there been any subsidy allocation in the budget in the last three years? We ask, where is the Ksh39 billion Petroleum Development Levy Fund meant for the fuel subsidy programme?” he questioned.
To avert the crisis, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the 2022 Supplementary Budget which was oil marketers allocated Ksh34.4 billion in subsidy funds.
Also, Energy Cabinet Secretary, Monica Juma, oversaw the docking of 100 million litres of petrol at the Port of Mombasa on Thursday, April 7.