• Murang’a police commander David Mathiu rejected the meeting on the basis that Azimio submitted a late notice.
It is a blow to Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga after police cancelled Thursday's meeting in Murang'a.
Murang’a police commander David Mathiu rejected the meeting on the basis that Azimio submitted a late notice.
Citizen digital reports that Mathiu argued that the notice was to be served four days earlier for proper planning but the Raila Odinga-led coalition submitted it on Tuesday.
As a result, the meeting will not be allowed to take place.
The Raila-led coalition had planned a tour of Mt Kenya to try and rev up his supporters from the region as he prepares to resume the weekly demonstrations.
Usawa kwa Wote party leader Mwangi wa Iria who recently vowed to lead the demonstrations against the Kenya Kwanza in the region had announced he will be hosting the team.
"We are coming to engage the people, those who have been asking why Murang'a has not participated in the national debate calling for a reduction in the cost of living, finally we are here," he said.
Speaking in Murang'a town, the former governor said it will be a consultative forum that will bring together the leaders from the Azimio camp and key stakeholders who feel have been left out.
He said he had since notified the security of the baraza to be held at the Mother's Union Hall.