Veveis a 2014 Kenyan drama film directed by Simon Mukali. VEVE is a co-production of One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink.
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 elderman Mzee.
Amos ambition has gradually led to a flagging marriage with his wife Esther, though he does not seem to notice this. Esther enjoys the comfort of the wealth he has, but misses out on the affections of a loving man. When she discovers he is sleeping with other women, she does not take it lightly anymore.
Kenzo, an ex-convict, is a bitter man seeking revenge by hunting down the man who killed his father: Amos. He attempts to assassinate Amos at a campaign rally and fails. Undeterred, he seeks the help of fellow ex-convict Julius, and they hatch a multi-pronged plan to attack the business interests of both Wadu and Amos simultaneously, triggering a fatal clash between the two and ultimately destroying Amos.
In a twist of events, Esther’s and Kenzo’s paths cross and she ends up finding solace in his arms, totally oblivious that she is falling for her husband’s grim reaper. Elsewhere, Wadu suspects that his troubles have something to do with a competitor.
Sammy burns down Mzee’s farm as a lesson to the unionists. As Mzee’s grandson Morris wonders what to do next, his impulsive friend and wannabe documentary filmmaker Clint tries to confront Amos, which only makes matters worse.
Inevitably, things boil over. Kenzo and Julius raid both Amos’ and Wadu’s business interests, and Julius pays with his life. Amos hunts down Kenzo as Sammy is torn between obeying his orders and finding his son who has run away from home. Esther struggles between being faithful to the man she married and saving the man she just met. Wadu’s patience runs out after he finds out the source of his troubles, and he hires an assassin to finish off Amos.