Photos of President Kenyatta hanging out with former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo have generated mixed reactions on social media.
The photos surfaced online on Sunday and are believed to have been taken at Kabogo’s residence in Runda. The pictures have raised speculation, with many suggesting that they two were planning something.
Some said the meeting was about the upcoming Juja parliamentary by-election, which was occasioned by the death of MP Francis Waititu, while others reckoned that it was about 2022 succession politics.
Another group believed that the two were only catching up given that they are long-time friends. Other online users wondered why the president chose to visit Kabogo at his home and not vice versa.
Kabogo is among leaders who have been touted as possible successors of President Kenyatta in the Mt. Kenya region.
Below are some reactions from Kenyans online;
@GitahiSamora wrote: “Kabogo is about to succeed Uhuru in Mt Kenya. Kabogo is Fearless. He’s straightforward & a brilliant politician.”
@andivamorgan asked: “What was President Uhuru Kenyatta doing at Kabogo's residence 🤔.”
@ItsNyambane noted: “Panic in Ruto and Raila Odinga's camp as President Uhuru Kenyatta meets with William Kabogo. Kabogo is the next big thing in Kenya.”
@Mugo_Ndungu07 tweeted: “Kabogo is a master schemer. Uhuru should have gotten him in government a long time ago before things got this thick.”
@SamMiyai quipped: “UDA should forget about Juja constituency. Kabogo will deliver this to Uhuru.”