Written by on July 26, 2022

The presidential debate is still set to happen on Tuesday 26th July which will be aired across all channels of Kenya. The venue won’t change which is the catholic university of east Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi. Despite the fact that the Azimio coalition leader won’t attend, the debate will still take place as confirmed by the presidential debate secretariat Clifford Machoka.“We continue to engage all stakeholders, including the various presidential campaign teams. We are committed to making the Debates as inclusive and representative as possible, for the benefit of the Kenyan people,” he stated.

“Our opponent has no regard for ethics, public morals, or shame,  that is why he has demanded that the debate not focus on corruption, integrity, ethic, and governance- the key existential question that Kenya faces. These issues sit at the core of the Azimio campaign. Any debate devoid of these questions will be an insult to the intelligence of Kenyans,” he said. This was also confirmed in a Twitter message that was tweeted by prof Alfred Mutua the spokesperson for Raila Odinga. Image

Instead, Raila will take part in a televised town hall session at Jericho Social Hall with ordinary Kenyans on the same date and same time the debate will be happening.

Ruto the Kenya kwanza presidential aspirant has asked the Azimio leader to attend the debate and explain to Kenyans what tialala and tibim mean. He has also asked them to stop skipping the debate even if they lack agendas to put across to the Kenyans

“I want to encourage my competitor, Mr. Kitendawili, please I want to urge you to reconsider I will be waiting for you at the debate. I am asking him to come if not for any other reason it is so that he can tell Kenyans what is Tibim and Tialala. These Kenyans want to know what is the essence of these folktales you usually tell at your rallies. Even if you do not have a policy, just come and tell Kenyans that,” the United Democratic Alliance presidential candidate stated

The first debate will feature George Wajackoyah of Roots Party and David Mwaure of Agano and will be moderated by Smriti Vidyarthi of NTV and Ken Mijungu of KTN News.

The second tier of the debate will feature Kenya kwanzas William Ruto and Azimioz Raila Odinga. The debate will be moderated by Yvonne Okwara of Citizen TV and Eric Latiff of Spice FM and KTN News

“We reiterate that under the Presidential Debates Guidelines, the moderators will select the questions to be asked and will not share the same with the candidates. They will not meet with any of the campaign teams or the candidates,” the debate organizers assured Kenyans.

Kenyans are yet to hear from both sides as the long-awaited date of 9th august approaches. Will the debate determine who should be the president ? Does it make a great impact during the voting period? These are the questions that will be answered after you participate in the debate by watching.



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