Tens of shops were closed Friday afternoon as Azimio brigade led by Raila Odinga held a public consultation rally at Mlolongo, Machakos county.
Business within the town came to a standstill as the motorcade snaked through the streets from Athi River.
The convoy left Maanzoni Lodge where the leaders had been holding a two-day retreat minutes after 2 pm.
The motorcade used Mombasa road to Mlolongo.
Raila together with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka alongside tens of Azimio MPs and senators were part of the convoy.
They continued with their criticism against the Kenya Kwanza administration maintaining that President William Ruto was in office illegitimately.
The leaders claimed Ruto stole Raila’s victory in the August polls.
Former Defense CS Eugene Wamalwa told Kalonzo to hold on to Raila urging Ukambani residents to stay behind the Wiper leader.
Wamalwa told Azimio supporters not to tire saying the future is bright.
“The scripture says, let’s not be wary in what we are doing for in this season we shall reap. So, I ask you to stand with Kalonzo so that he holds onto Baba, the future is bright,” Wamalwa said amidst applause from thousands of the public.
He claimed that Azimio won the August elections in Ukambani, Coast, North Eastern, Western, Nyanza and Nairobi.
“Nairobi residents said they are hungry; cost of food, electricity, school fees, among other important commodities have gone high. Kenya Kwanza promised to reduce cost of living, but it isn’t the case. There is high inflation, ” Wamalwa said.
The former CS told Kenyans to say ‘No’ to the bottom-up economic model.
“They are bribing legislators instead of channeling money to hustlers’ pockets. We have rejected that and said we will not be intimidated,” Wamalwa said.
Wamalwa said as Azimio leaders, they will move forward to ensure justice.
He said they were headed to Western for a similar rally after the Ukambani one.