With his sights on having Mount Kenya to back his preferred presidential candidate in 2022, Uhuru Kenyatta is desperate to stem discontent that has been chipping away his political grip of the region.
Uhuru who has postponed his tour in the region with ODM leader Raila Odinga is now said trying to consolidate his power in Kikuyuland, laying ground for the visit with Raila.
Uhuru attacks on Kikuyu mps during Akorino prayer meeting at Kasarani is part of the plot to lay ground for the handshake tour.
Only recently, Raila with Uhuru’s blessing officiated at the the groundbreaking ceremony at Tatu city where he was well received by the local county security team. Also in attendance was Governor Ferdinand Waititu of Kiambu county.
Since the repeat presidential election on October 17 2017, there has been growing murmurs in Mount Kenya that the president is disinterested in the region.As part of the strategy,a recent elders meeting that was fully funded to a tune of sh 10 million that backed the handshake deal and the Team Embrace Kenya is part of the planned visit.