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By MWENDE KASUJJA

A video of boda boda riders scooping free fuel from an overturned tanker on Thika Superhighway has drawn sighs of pity at their ignorance.

In the video, the dozens of riders try to pry open the lidAS to the fuel container.

This even as a man tries to connect the container to a pipe (perhaps to empty the fuel to a nearby station).

Moments later, the riders manage to open up the container and the fuel gushes out with force, prompting some riders to flee to safety.

The riders with jerrycans left empty handed, while those carrying buckets are able to scoop free fuel.

Kenyans online who commented on the video blamed the recent  8 per cent VAT on petroleum products for the riders’ desperation..

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