Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta's security has been unexpectedly withdrawn from her Gatundu and Muthaiga homes, according to government officials.

The withdrawal occurred on Tuesday at approximately 5 pm, with officers from the General Service Unit and Administration Police instructed to leave and report to the nearest police station.

Surprisingly, the government did not notify Mama Ngina about this security measure before its implementation, as confirmed by the officials.

Prior to last year's first recall, Mama Ngina had a total of 30 officers safeguarding all her premises, including a chief inspector as the most senior officer.

However, she was left with only eight officers, headed by a senior sergeant, who have now also been recalled.

Mama Ngina Kenyatta and William Ruto. PHOTO/COURTESY

Coincidentally, this development comes amidst threats from over 10,000 traders in Nairobi who intended to march towards Mama Ngina's Muthaiga residence to present a list of grievances regarding the three-day protests organized by the Azimio la Umoja coalition.

During a press briefing held on Tuesday, the traders expressed their intention to appeal to Mama Ngina in the hopes that she would use her influence with retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to call off the demonstrations.

They firmly believed that Mama Ngina possessed enough sway and political capital to convince Uhuru and Raila to abandon the protests.

Quoting one of the traders, they stated, "She once served as First Lady and hence understands that such protests affect traders negatively and subsequently hurts the economy. To Uhuru, you're retired. The world does not revolve around you, so our lives should not be put in danger."

The traders voiced concerns about their inability to work for three consecutive days, emphasizing the negative impact on their livelihoods.

As a result, they planned to march to Mama Ngina's residence and appealed to the police for protection.

Mama Ngina Kenyatta and William Ruto. PHOTO/COURTESY

The traders criticized the Azimio coalition for employing mass protests as a means to advance their political agenda against the government.

They also urged Uhuru to align himself with his previous calls for peace in the country and publicly distance himself from the ongoing protests.

As the situation unfolds, the withdrawal of Mama Ngina Kenyatta's security and the traders' determination to address their concerns directly to her underline the mounting tensions surrounding the Azimio protests and the potential implications for the Kenyan economy.