The Star (Nairobi)

25 February 2013

Kenya: Uhuru to Participate in Presidential Debate

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta will participate in tonight's presidential debate after all, Uhuru has arrived at the Brookhouse international school, the venue for the debate, allaying fears that he would not participate in the debate.Uhuru's team had said that he would not be participating in the second presidential debate.

The team stated that the withdrawal was due to the "ambush" on Uhuru by moderator Linus Kaikai on the ICC question. The group further claimed that Kaikai was "obsessed" by the ICC case while the other candidates also had questionable pasts.

The Jubilee presidential aspirant however came under pressure from his supporters, who said failure to attend the final debate would discredit his alliance.

Today's debate which will be in Kiswahili, will have the candidates tackle questions on land issues, their economic programmes, devolution and foreign policy.

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