- Raila on Tuesday unlawfully declared Monday, March 20, a 'public holiday' to allow supporters to take part in the protests.
- Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi who was present during the meeting at State House asked Kenyans to go to work and ignore Raila's unlawful declaration.
Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya has slammed breaks on Azimio la Umoja's planned mass action saying the protests will not be allowed in the county.
The county boss spoke when he led a delegation of the county leaders to a meeting with President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi.
"There is no room for demonstrations in Trans Nzoia. It is time to work and serve the people,” Natembeya said.
"Ni kazi si story (its work not stories)," he declared later in a tweet.
Natembeya's declaration may serve to frustrate Azimio's planned mass demonstrations.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has rallied supporters to turn up in numbers on Monday ready for peaceful picketing, protests, boycotts, strikes, disobedience and sit-ins.
"We recognize that only through hardship and sacrifice can our cries be heard and acted on. We will be with you to the bitter end," Raila said while launching the mass action on Thursday last week.
Raila on Tuesday unlawfully declared Monday, March 20, a 'public holiday' to allow supporters to take part in the protests.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi who was present during the meeting at State House asked Kenyans to go to work and ignore Raila's unlawful declaration.
“Ignore the fictitious declarations that have no legal basis,” he said.
During the State House meeting, President William Ruto pledged to expand and modernise Kitale town by upgrading roads and sewer lines within the town.
He regretted that Kitale is in a sorry state yet it has a huge potential of being a city.
“In less than three months, we will equip the Trans-Nzoia County Referral Hospital with the most modern facilities,” Ruto said.
Also present were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula, Health CS Susan Nakhumicha, Foreign Affairs PS Korir Sing’oei, MPs Lillian Siyoi, Patrick Simiyu, Allan Chesang’ and Ferdinand Wanyonyi.