Revealed: What Raila told Journalists before the Debate started

Here is what made Raila agree to attend the Presidential Debate

Raila has revealed that he decided to attend the Presidential Debate after he was assured that he will not debate with fringe candidates.

According to Daily Nation, Raila had a meeting with chief editors of the big media houses who assured him that it will be a serious debate.

“I had a breakfast meeting with the chief editors of the major media houses in the country and I gave them an assurance that if they made it a serious debate, in other words not just a talking shop, then we would attend,” revealed Raila Odinga.

When Raila’s needs were taken care of by ensuring that he has people with a huge following like his, he agreed to turn up for the debate.

The former Prime Minister told reporters outside the auditorium at the Catholic University of East Africa that he felt like a footballer who had scored a goal in an unguarded net after the incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, skipped the event.

He added that the debate was very healthy to the society as it gave him an opportunity to interact and address real issues.

“It’s not that we did not want to have a debate. Debate is very healthy for society, particularly in campaigns like these, so we have attended and we hope that the next time around, Jubilee will think again,” he added.

The first slot of the Presidential Debate saw three candidates turn up and that’s;

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