Why Uhuru could skip presidential debate

Jubilee supporters will be disappointed with the news.

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Sources indicate that Uhuru has not been fully invited to the debates by the organisers.

According to the Nairobi News, President Kenyatta’s busy diary has been booked all day up to the election date of August 8.

“The President or his official representatives have yet to get an invite to plan or participate in the planning of the debate,” the source said.

The American-style debates will see the candidates reach out to the widest possible Kenyan audience to explain how they would govern Kenya if elected.

They are aimed at helping voters make informed choices, promoting national cohesion and steering campaigns towards the quality of leadership rather than personalities.

This is the second time presidential debates are held in Kenya.

The first debates were held on February 11 and February 25 in 2013 before the general elections at the Brookhouse School in Nairobi.

This year's debates are scheduled to take place from 7.30pm at Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

The presidential candidates' running mates are also to take part in their own debate on July 17 at the same time.

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