In a statement, Mathiu said that the Azimio la Umoja Coalition Party failed to submit their notice for the meeting in time.
He said the police would be engaged in another prior engagement on Thursday, April 20, the day Azimio is scheduled to have its meeting.
The meeting which is set to be held on Thursday, April 20, is the first for the coalition in the Mt Kenya region since the hotly contested 2022 elections.
However, the coalition has maintained that the planned meeting will go on with or without the police officers.
Former Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria stated that they do not need police clearance to hold the meeting.
Wa Iria who vowed to lead Mt Kenya residents in anti-government protests said that the town-hall meeting is still on and that it’s not a police meeting but a meeting for the citizens.
“We have a very serious meeting in Murang’a town. We are politicians; we do not need permission from the police. The meeting is still on. This is not a meeting for police officers. It is for citizens,” he said.
On his part, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga invited all Mt Kenya residents to turn up in large numbers for the meeting.
The opposition leader in a statement on Wednesday, April 19, said the meeting will be peaceful and within the law and that there was no need for the men in blue uniform to be present.
“Like all engagements that the party has held in recent months, the Murang’a meeting will be peaceful and strictly within the law.