11 February 2013

Kenya's First Presidential Debate Set to Take Off

The stage is set for the country's first ever presidential debate.   ( Resource: Kenya to Hold Presidential Debate )

According to the 'Presidential Debate 2013' Director of Operations, Francis Munywoki, all is set for Kenya's first presidential debate to be aired live on eight television stations and 34 radio stations today at 7.30pm and will last for two hours.

Six presidential candidates; Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi, Martha Karua, Peter Kenneth and James ole Kiyiapi have confirmed they will attend the debate to be held at the auditorium of the Brook house International School, Nairobi.

The first round of the debate according to Mr. Munywoki will be centered on issues of governance, social services - health and education- security and resource management during which each candidate will be allocated two minutes to answer a question, including clarifications from the moderator. The moderator can probe candidate's response further for 30 seconds, and an additional 30 seconds to one minute will be allowed for rebuttal.

The organizers of the debate say Google will stream the debate online to the world, while international media outlets CNN and Reuters will also cover the event. A second debate has been scheduled to take place on the 25th Of February, 2013.

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