National vice chairman of the Kikuyu Council of Elders David Muthoga called on leaders to wait for official campaign time .
“But you cannot be going around the country insulting the President then expect support from the community,” he said.
He urged politicians to respect the President because he has good things in store for Kenyans including the Big Four Agenda.
Muthoga spoke in Nyeri during a meeting with Mau Mau veterans on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Meru and Kamba communities.
“There are politicians who are drunk with power and are going around insulting the head of state. They should stop disrespecting the President if they want our support,” he said.
He said the elders are embarrassed by leaders from Central who have rebelled against the President.
Muthoga said Deputy President William Ruto has not been rejected by the Kikuyu but shall be among candidates the community will negotiate with about Uhuru’s succession.
However, he said, there is no agreement between the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities that the former would support DP Ruto to take over from Uhuru.