Honourable Raila Odinga, Azimio presidential candidate and Roots party candidate,Prof.Wajakhoya, are still on the stand that they will not attend the 2022 Presidential debate organized by the media on 26th July,2022 at Catholic University.
Last week, Raila Odinga’ s spokesman, Makau Mutua issued a statement that indicated, the Azimio Presidential candidate will not be attending the anticipated debate. Acccording to the party, Raila odinga was not to share a platform with the United Democratic Alliance party leader, Hon. William Ruto.
Raila Odinga’ s spokesman stated that the UDA head was working with the debate moderators by tellling them not ask him questions pertaining corruption and integrity. He went ahead to state that Rila Odinga will be conducting a town hall meeting in Jericho.
Prof. Wajackoyah of Roots party on the other hand stated that he will not come to the debate if he does not share the platform with both Raila odinga and William Ruto. In his statement, “The decision tis informed by the fact that the polls used as a determinant to pair the presidential candidates are not factual because they are conducted by the pollsters with interests in some of the political parties participating in the presidential debate,”
However, with so much uncertainty going on, the secretariat in charge of the debate has confirmed that the debate will go on as scheduled at 4pm- 10pm at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Deputy President William Ruto has confirmed his attendance through his digital strategist who stated,”Ruto cancels all rallies scheduled for Tomorrow,Tuesday, 26th july, 2022. To enable him to prepare for the presidential debate,”
Speaking during his campaign rally on Moday, Deputy president, William Ruto stated that,” I want to encourage my competitor, Mr kitendawili, to reconsider coming for the debate, i will be waiting for you.”
Appearance of the Roots and Azimio presidential candidates still remains a mystery