EXCLUSIVE: Why Uhuru ‘plans to skip’ presidential debates
President Uhuru Kenyatta may not attend the forthcoming presidential debates after all, Nairobi News has reliably established.
According to well placed sources, the President has not been formally invited to the debates by the organisers.
Worse, the Head of State’s handlers say his diary is already filled up until election date.
Said the source: “The Jubilee Presidential candidate or his official representatives have yet to get an invite to plan, or participate in the planning of the debate.
“The (president’s) campaign schedule is already drawn till the last day of campaigns, no consultations on dates and venue (of the debate) have been made.”
The source went on to critic the organisers of the presidential debate stating; “Sometimes we think its a media debate being planned between top editors of media houses, or the best political reporters on the issues of the day, and not a Presidential debate.”
Eight of Kenya’s presidential candidates are set to go head to head in televised debates on July 10 and 24, ahead of the country’s general election on August 8.
The American style debatesl see the candidates reach out to the widest possible audience to explain on how they would govern the country if elected.