Kitutu Chache South Member of Richard Onyonka on Wednesday threatened to petition the signed 8% VAT financial Bill 2018 by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Addressing members of the 4th estate, the legislature said that high tax which is levied to the common mwananchi is too oppressive.
The vocal law maker who was at the front line in strongly opposing the bill in parliament noted that corruption has been the major cause contributing to high taxation in the Country.
“We are unfair to the common mwananchi who uses Kerosene for lighting and cooking at home,” he said.
According to him the level of poverty in Kenya is majorly contributed by corruption.
Mr Onyonka asked the president to ensure that any corrupt persons involved in the act has been arrested and charged in court.
“Let the president ensure that all those who have been identified to have engaged in corrupt practices are prosecuted,” he said.
He also asked the president to come out clear and ensure that all the loopholes in government leading to corruption have been sealed.
He noted that common mwananchi is taxed on what they are not sure of.
“Some money end up in the pockets of some individual thus burdening citizens to pay on what they have not benefited from,” he said.
He said that president should take stern action to the culprits.
According to the MP stealing has derailed development of the nation.