The planned parallel Jamhuri Day celebrations in Jacaranda have been canceled by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.
Unguja MP, Opiyo Wandayi, told the media that the planned meeting would not take place.
He did, however, confirm that the people’s dialogue will continue in various parts of the country.
“We will not have parallel Jamhuri Day celebrations as planned earlier. However, we will still continue to engage the crowd,” said Wandayi.
On the other hand, he stated that the coalition will remain united and fight until the ruling government returns to its proper position.
Raila Odinga, the ODM leader, announced just a few days ago that he will hold parallel Jamhuri Day celebrations on Monday, December 12 at the Jacaranda Gardens in Embakasi, Nairobi.
He said he would hold a peaceful rally with “Kenyan patriots” while President William Ruto leads the country in a separate State function to mark the national celebrations.
“On the 12th of December, we are going to Jacaranda Gardens in Embakasi, not Kamukunji. We will be celebrating Jamhuri Day with Kenyan patriots and it is also going to be a very peaceful congregation. No protests, no picketing, although that is also guaranteed by the constitution of Kenya,” said Odinga.
Odinga kicked off the nationwide public engagement on Wednesday at Kamkunji Grounds.
Among those who accompanied him were Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka, Wycliffe Oparanya, Eugene Wamalwa, and Edwin Sifuna.