Protests mar President Uhuru Kenyatta’s event that was scheduled to take place today at the Sagana state lodge in Nyeri, after hundreds of women gather out of the facility demanding an audience with the president.
This is after the over 100 attendees of the meeting learned of the postponement of the meeting without any prior and proper explanation.
They claim to have begun their journey as early as 3 am in the morning in order to beat time and honor their planned meeting with the head of the state.
“We had been invited here for a meeting, we arrived by 5 am now police officers are telling us to go home, that there is no meeting here today,” Milcah Wamatu told Citizen Digital.
Ms. Wamatu confirmed having received a message inviting them for a meeting with the President, only to be met by a group of security officers, informing them that it was done hours after showing up for the same.
Her counterpart Charity Ngima also alleged harassment by the officers, while threatening to support DP Ruto should Uhuru fail to address them.
“If we do not get an audience with the president, then we will not pass the BBI, if he does not talk to us who are above 65 years, we would rather support his deputy who is at least giving our kids wheelbarrows,” Ms. Ngima said
This comes just hours after Stethous spokesperson Kanze Dena had earlier issued a statement that the president meeting with Central Kenya women leaders and the clergy had been postponed to next week due to unavoidable circumstances.