When President Uhuru Kenyatta clinched the presidency in 2013, he was a darling of the mountain, his rallies were popular, well attend with pomp and colour.
Few months before he leaves office and the enthusiasm of the people of the mountain has slowly dwindled.
Some say that the mountain has been responsive to his souring relationship with his deputy William Ruto.
While others attribute it to the waves of politics which happen during every cycle of an election – political pundits keep guessing why the President is yet to introduce his preferred candidate to the Mt. Kenya region.
There has been series of meetings in the background to establish a well laid plan for the President to start campaigning for Raila Odinga the presidential candidate of the Azimio la Umoja Kenya One coalition.
While a majority of his supporters where waiting for Kenyatta to start the campaigns immediately after the famous Sagana III meeting.
Many still register disappointment on the slow pace being taken by the presidency.
Kenyatta, in Sagana III, had compelled the leaders present to support Azimio’s Raila Odinga terming his deputy as a dishonest man.
“Let’s support this old man (Mr Odinga) and help him protect our interests and legacy.
When this young man (Dr Ruto) toes the line in future, we… will consider him,” President Kenyatta said.
While DP William Ruto has gained popularity in Kenyatta’s backyard, the President has been on record asking at least 3,000 leaders from central Kenya to support Odinga.
While his advisors had earlier indicated that the President would shelve his campaign tour due to planned chaos by paid youths to embarrass him as reported by intelligence reports, leaders in Mt Kenya now want the President to come clean and say what is happening and if he will campaign for Raila or not.