How to Participate in the Presidential Debate

Kenyans will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates during the presidential debates scheduled for Tuesday 26e July, at the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA).

The debate is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will take place in two stages.

The first debate will feature candidates who polled less than 5% in three recent opinion polls and will be moderated by NTV’s Smriti Vidyarthi and KTN News‘ Ken Mijungu.

The second debate, which will feature candidates with more than 5% in the polls in three recent opinion polls, will be moderated by Yvonne Okwara of Citizen TV and Eric Latiff of Spice FM and KTN News.

NTV’s Joe Ageyo will moderate the panel discussions for both debates.

It remains unclear whether presidential candidate Azimio of the Umoja-One Kenya Alliance will participate in the debate.

Raila’s campaign secretariat spokesperson, Professor Makau Mutua, claimed that his main opponent, Vice-President William Ruto, was straying from questions about the country that Azimio’s candidate wanted to put at the forefront of the scene.

Vice President William Ruto, also a flag bearer for the UDA, said he would take part in Tuesday’s presidential debate.

The Presidential Debates Secretariat noted that it had taken note of the positions of Kenya Kwanza and DP Ruto’s Azimio regarding their participation in this year’s debate.

They also said participants were consulted on rules of engagement committing to making the debate as inclusive and representative as possible for the benefit of the Kenyan people.

“As per the presidential debate guidelines, we have shared the topic areas with all candidates and the moderators will endeavor to cover all said topics within the allotted time.”

The committee reiterated its commitment to organizing a debate based on the principles of fairness, integrity, independence and accountability as set out in the guidelines for presidential debates.

Kenyans wishing to ask questions of their favorite candidates can do so by clicking on the link below…

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