Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Monday in a statement announced that it had run out of potatoes, adding that Kenyans loved their chips over the festive season, which they have now run out of.
The Kikuyu Constituency MP has revealed that he moved an amendment to the finance bill imposing higher taxes on imported potatoes to protect kenyan farmers.
He has said that KFC should prioritize Kenyan farmers and contract Kenyan farmers with the quality they need.
"I hope @BaloziYatani @KeTreasury will not be hoodwinked by this to bypass the law!. I moved an amendment to the finance bill imposing higher taxes on imported potatoes to protect our farmers.KFC should contract Kenyan farmers with the quality they need.Kenyan farmers FIRST," DP Ruto ally Kimani Ichung'wa said.
KFC alongside various other fast food outlets has been importing potatoes from abroad, 'to keep up with international standards' of the various franchises.
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