Ruto, Kalonzo anger Kenyans

Kenyans took to social media to vent their anger at the two leaders.

The eagerly anticipated running mates debate on Monday ended in an anti-climax after Deputy President William Ruto and NASA running mate Kalonzo Musyoka failed to show up.

Out of the 8 running mates, only Muthiora Kariara, an independent running mate to presidential  candidate Japhet Kavinga showed up and was accorded a 90 minute spotlight to millions of Kenyans across all major TV stations.

The snub by Ruto and Kalonzo angered Kenyans who took to social media to vent their fury at the two leaders accusing them of not taking the debate seriously and taking the country for a ride.

Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa was seen at the auditorium of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) where the debate was scheduled to take place where he said that he was there to represent Ruto.

However, Debates Media Ltd who are the organisers of the Presidential Debate 2017 refused to give him audience and access to the main stage arguing that was in direct contravention of the set out rules of the process.

Ruto on Monday campaigned at the Coast with President Uhuru Kenyatta while Kalonzo was reportedly out of the country.

Citizen TV's Hussein Mohamed who was to moderate the debate was forced to call off the debate at 8:50 pm; after waiting for almost an hour for the two leaders to show up.

"Debate Media Limited declares a no show for second of two editions of The Running Mates Debate," Mohamed announced.

Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans following the debate that failed to live up to its expectations.


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