Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is holding talks with opposition leader Raila Odinga in a bid to diffuse tensions ahead of elections next year.
Mr Odinga cut short his attendance at a funeral in the south-western town of Natol to attend the meeting with Mr Kenyatta in the capital, Nairobi.
“I just got a call from State House for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta. I request your permission as the people of Narok to go and talk to him,” he was quoted by the Daily Nation newspaper as telling mourners.
“I will announce to Kenyans if we agree, and we if don’t, I will also let you know,” Mr Odinga added.
Mr Odinga’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) has vowed to press ahead with a rally in Nairobi tomorrow, despite the fact that the government announced yesterday that it was banned.
Several people have been killed in violent clashes this month between police and opposition supporters demanding electoral reforms.