- Azimio leaders had said Uhuru would attend the meeting to give MPs momentum to vote against the Finance Bill, 2023 that has triggered an uproar.
- The former President early this month reiterated that he will not retire from active politics.
Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta has skipped a key meeting of the Azimio Coalition chaired by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
This is however not the first time that his absence is noted in Azimio meeting.
The former president who is the leader of the Jubilee party was expected at the session currently underway at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation.
However, embattled Jubilee Secretary General loyal to Uhuru, Jeremiah Kioni is attending the meeting on behalf of the party, an anchor outfit of the Azimio coalition.
Earlier, Azimio leaders had said Uhuru would attend the meeting to give MPs momentum to vote against the Finance Bill, 2023 that has triggered an uproar.
Uhuru on Monday was among the guests who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Nigeria's President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
When Uhuru hosted the Jubilee NDC on May 22 at the Ngong Racecourse, all Azimio principals were present and affirmed their unity despite what they described as an onslaught from the government.
During the National Delegates Convention, Uhuru reiterated that he will not retire from active politics and that he will continue to continue to enjoy his constitutional rights to associate with any political party.
Uhuru's attendance on Tuesday would have confirmed his opposition to the proposed tax measure by President William Ruto's government amid growing opposition.