Kenyan opposition leader to shun Presidential debate

08 Juillet, 2017, 09:17 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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Adverts for the debate have been running on all major television stations and some radio stations asking Kenyans to send in questions for the eight presidential candidates.

Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe on Wednesday told Capital FM News that the party feels there was insufficient consultation and has taken issue with the show format.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will not participate in the presidential debates slated for Monday, July 10 and July 24.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday announced he will not participate in the planned presidential debate, in July barely hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta made a decision to shun the American-styled debates ahead of the August 8 polls.In a statement, Odinga said that he will not participate in the debate under the current proposed format and stipulation.

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Aukot laments that other presidential candidates in the 2017 State House race are saddened by their move, insisting that the debate was a good platform for all of them to sell their policies to Kenyans.

The Alliance for Real Change Presidential candidate wants the event stopped.

However, DBL has said it is reaching out to all the political campaign teams to clarify some of the issues raised including the presidential debate guidelines and format.

In his petition, Dida says that it is in the interest of justice that all the presidential candidates be afforded same status as by law provided when they are outlining their visions for the country during the debates.


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