Amos, an unscrupulous local Member of Parliament, wants to become Maua’s Governor in the upcoming elections whilst expanding his business interests. He is a key supplier to the exporter of veve, Wadu, a shrewd businessman, who commands a sizeable share of the business. Following a conversation with his backdoor accountant, Amos sees an opportunity to upgrade his working relationship with Wadu and acquire a bigger stake in the business. He shares his plan with his right hand man Sammy, who has been instrumental in building Amos’ influence, doing the dirty work for him. But Sammy’s penchant for such assignments is waning. Still mourning his wife’s death despite the passage of a few years, Sammy is struggling to connect as a father with his rebellious, glue-sniffling son Kago.
Amos’ bold plan hits a snag when Wadu brushes off his proposal, driving Amos into taking things by force. He puts in motion a chain of events to drive Wadu out of business. Meanwhile, veve farmers in Maua who get peanuts for their crop want to better their lot by forming a union, led by the elder man Mzee.
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