To complete preparations for the massive protest that Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for on Monday, Azimio grassroots leaders from Nairobi will meet on Sunday.

PHOTO | COURTESY Azimio La Umoja protesters raise placards in demos

Nairobi MPs, MCAs, youth and women leaders will attend the gathering, which will take place at an unnamed site.

A youth leader said, "We have called a gathering of grassroots of all leaders, including MCAs and MPs," about the grassroots leaders in Nairobi.

According to him, the nation will be informed by the leaders on the city's readiness for Monday.

"We will hold a press conference after our initial closed-door meeting," he continued.

Even as their party's head called for a nationwide strike on Monday, seven ODM MPs urged Kenyans to forgo the protest.

At a press conference on Friday, the MPs stated that political conflict could not be used to improve the nation's economic status.

PHOTO | COURTESY Azimio leaders of Nairobi to meet on Sunday ahead of Monday demos

Although elected on the ODM party ticket, the MPs declared they would not participate in the planned protests. We also urge all of our supporters to do the same.

"Please, everyone. Considering participating in the demonstrations for their normal economic and social activities to continue, especially those involved in farming, they can take advantage of the recent rains to plough and sow, says Suba South MP Karoli Omondi, a Suba MP", said.

Tom Ojienda, a senator from Kisumu, was with him, as were the members of parliament Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Paul Abuor (Rongo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), and Felix Odiwour alias Jalango (Langata).

According to earlier reports, the Azimio coalition would go across Nairobi estates this weekend to rally supporters before the march to the State House.

PHOTO | COURTESY Azimio La Umoja protesters in Kisumu

To retrieve his "stolen win," Raila has urged his followers to rally in Nairobi on March 20.

For Raila's most significant political movement in recent memory, Azimio's leadership has already given members of parliament the go-ahead to transport additional supporters from rural areas.