•A section of leaders from Uasin Gishu county led by Senator Jackson Mandago
•Mandago and the MPs accused Raila of holding the country at ransom for many years
The businesses in Eldoret town opened as usual in Eldoret as local leaders converged to urge residents to ignore calls for mass action by the opposition.
Most residents said they were focusing on their usual activities and were not interested in the protests.
A section of leaders from Uasin Gishu county led by Senator Jackson Mandago said the protests led by Azimio leader Raila Odinga were unnecessary and for selfish interests.
Mandago and the local MPs said the protests were aimed to undermine President William Ruto's government which had only been in power for about six months.
Mandago and the MPs accused Raila of holding the country at ransom for many years because of his selfish quest for power.
The MPs at the meeting included Janet Sitienei of Turbo, Julius Ruto of Kesses and Abraham Kirwa of Mosop.
Ruto urged Odinga and the Azimio brigade to give President Ruto time to sort out the economic mess caused by the handshake regime in which Odinga was involved.
He said currently the government was investigating major looting scandals perpetrated in the past.
"We are asking Raila to accept that he lost elections and give time to President Ruto to sort out the mess he and others caused," he said.
The leaders urged Ruto to ignore Odinga and focus on working to reduce the cost of living for Kenyans.
"We have urged our President not to allow Odinga to push for a handshake as he did with Uhuru. Such selfish interests should not be entertained," said Ruto.