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‘Biased journalists’: Is this why Uhuru, Ruto skip debates?

A Jubilee politician has hinted that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have shied away from televised debates because of the “biased” journalists selected to moderate them.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja made the disclosure on Monday while appearing as a panelist on a TV show.

Said Sakaja: ” In all fairness, Jubilee candidates or any other candidate for that matter, will not be comfortable attending debates and fielding questions from journalists who are commenting negatively on their Twitter pages. We want the likes of John Sibi Okumu to come and moderate our debates.”

Although he attended the 2013 presidential debate,  President Uhuru Kenyatta’s handlers have indicated he will skip  Monday night’s debate, citing a busy campaign schedule and lack of consultation.

The debate will be aired on all major TV stations.

Deputy President William Ruto and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka skipped the running mates’ debate last week.