BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JULY 2017-The national super Alliance NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has pulled out of the planned presidential debate moments after president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Jubilee and National Super Alliance candidates on Wednesday said they would keep off the media event, citing lack of consultations between the organizers and candidates.
The Jubilee Party was the first to announce non-participation of Mr Kenyatta, with Secretary-General Raphael Tuju arguing that the organisers of the debate had neither contacted State House nor the Jubilee Party formally regarding the debate.
The opposition’s media team then announced a few hours later that Mr Odinga, too, would not participate.
The much anticipated presidential debates are planned for July 10 and 24.