Kileleshwa Member of County Assembly Rober Alai believes the French man asked to pay Ksh 800 for ugali in Kibanda should have paid even much than that.
Alai says that Youtuber was the one who scammed the kibanda owner for views.
The MCA has also called on Kenyans to help him find the man
“I support the kiosk owner for charging for premium services. Did he seek consent to record him and his state of affairs?
“He should have been charged Ksh 20,000 or more for the meal because he was recording for profit and not to satisfy his hunger.”
Yves, a renowned YouTuber, took a tour around Kenya’s largest slum Kibra along Ngong Road, Nairobi in search of a ‘cheap’ meal.
The foreigner waked around filming himself as he waved at, smiled or made small talk with locals.
At one point, he stopped by a small ‘kibanda’ where a woman was preparing fried potatoes. The vendor sold the potatoes at KSh10 each, the normal price for the product.
Yves, who has been in Kenya since October this year, laughed off before saying, “I’ll give you KSh500 because I think that’s already very much overpriced.”
Even after handing over a KSh500 note, the vendor begged for an additional KSh200 from Yves.
After much persuasion, the YouTuber offered him KSh200 “just because you were nice”. The vendor, smiling, told Yves to bring along his friends the next time he visited the place.
“You were nice but I’m not gonna say good things about you because you cheated me. You’re giving a bad image of the people here. That’s why It’s not nice.”
As Yves walked away, he expressed his disappointment with the vendor as he affirmed that the price of ugali at such places was KSh50.