Presidential Debate planned for Monday cancelled

Presidential Debate cancelled,new dates announced

___6960328___https:______static.pulse.com.gh___webservice___escenic___binary___6960328___2017___7___7___19___greg+nicolson+on+kenya+debate

The Presidential Debate that was scheduled for Monday, July 10 has been cancelled.

The debate that would pit eight Presidential Candidates has now been moved to Monday the 24th of July whereas the running mates debate that was planned for the 17th of July will progress as scheduled.

The decision to postpone the date came after a High Court ruling which dismissed a petition by one of the Presidential Candidates to temporarily call off the debate.

The candidate, Abduba Dida of Alliance for Real Change party, had brought forward a case to court arguing that the debate’s rule of staging two candidates together was discriminative.

In a statement by Wachira Waruru, the Chairman, Steering Committee on the Presidential Debates, he said that his team is engaging various campaign teams to set up briefing sessions on the debates format and other logistical details.

He lauded the court's decision terming it as a "landmark in the history of our young constitution."

Mr.Waruru said that the committee would ensure they deliver a fruitful debate that would help Kenyans vote wisely in the upcoming general election.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2022

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2022

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

9 most expensive African countries to rent a one bedroom apartment, based on property price to income ratio

9 most expensive African countries to rent a one bedroom apartment, based on property price to income ratio

These 6 countries have the highest unemployment rates in Africa

These 6 countries have the highest unemployment rates in Africa

Here are the top 10 cities in Africa where the most rich people live

Here are the top 10 cities in Africa where the most rich people live

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job