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What mercury? Tanzanian MP confesses love for Kenyan sugar – VIDEO

Tanzania’s Tarime MP John Heche’s praise for Kenyan sugar has attracted the attention of Kenyans on Twitter.

Heche, during a parliament session to debate the proposed Tsh 1.45 trillion budget, said his constituents who live at the border near Isebania prefer Kenyan sugar due to its cheaper price.

The video of Heche reprimanding Tanzania’s Finance Minister Philip Mpango for the high taxes imposed on essential goods was shared online.

“Leo Sukari kutoka Kenya Sh1,200 Tanzania pale Sirare, sukari yenu kutoka Kagera sugar Sh2,200 unataka mtu wa Tarime aumie kwa expense yako. Mfuko wa simenti wa Bamburi Sh14,000 mfuko wa simenti wa Twiga Sh22,000 hamtaki mtanzania wa Tarime anunue mfuko Kenya. Kama mnataka viwanda vyenu vishindane vilete simenti kwa bei competitive na ya Kenya watanzania wenyewe wachague watanunua wapi,” said MP Heche.

Kenyans who commented on the video warned Tanzanians that cheap was expensive, citing the recent findings of impurities in sugar.