MPs have been asked to convene urgent meeting and waive Value Added Tax on food commodities.
Former assistant secretary Kenya Plantation and Agricultural and Workers Union, Kericho branch Charles Asiyo said the VAT has adversely affected the purchasing power of the common mwananchi.
He said there is already public outcry due to a sharp increase in the price of commodities that cannot do without.
"The MPs have no reason why they should not have the VAT removed from food items used by the majority of poor Kenyans," Asiyo said.
Speaking to the press in Kericho town yesterday, Asiyo said the tax should have been effected on luxurious items like cigarettes and beer.