Presidential debates to be held in July 2022

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Kenya will hold two presidential debates next year before general polls slated for August 9, 2022.

On Monday, Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) said the first debate will be on July 12 and the second two weeks later.

“Given that the nomination of for presidential candidates ends on June 10, 2022, we have set the first presidential debate for July 12, 2022, and the second one on July 26, 2022,” said KEG president Churchill Otieno.

Otieno said in between the two debated, there would be debates for presidential running mates.

He spoke at a media stakeholders’ workshop with the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) in Mombasa, the coast part of the country.

In 2017, eleven people led by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta vied for Kenya’s top seat, which the Supreme Court later nullified over irregularities.

The other seven were ODM’s Raila Odinga, Cyrus Jirongo of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ekuru Aukot of Thirdway Alliance, Abduba Dida of the Alliance for Real Change (ARC), and Independent candidates Joseph Nyagah, Michael Wainaina and Japheth Kavinga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta boycotted the 2017 presidential debate on the ground that he was not consulted

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