On Tuesday, July 26, at 5PM, UDA candidate and Deputy President William Ruto and Azimio Coalition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will square off in the Kenyan presidential debate of 2022.
The two will be joined by Presidential hopefuls; Roots Party aspirant George Luchiri Wajackoyah and Agano Party aspirant David Mwaure Waihiga.
The event will take place at the Catholic University for Eastern Africa (CUEA), main campus in Karen, Nairobi.
The debate will be broadcast by all major TV networks, but campaigns are particularly attuned to the response on YouTube, which a growing portion of voters rely on for news.
How do I watch the Presidential debate?
The debate will air on all major TV networks, including Citizen TV, NTV, KTN, K24, TV 47, KBC and others. It will also be available on each network’s corresponding apps and websites.
The networks will also be broadcasting live streams of their coverage on YouTube.
What time does the presidential debate begin?
The debate is scheduled to start at 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm EAT.
What topics will the debate cover?
The debates secretariat has yet to give details on the topics but based on the campaigns topics could include;
- The economy and cost of living
- Election Integrity
“Under the rules of the presidential debates, the moderators will select the questions to be asked, and shall not share the same with the candidates. They will not meet with any of the campaign teams or candidates,” the secretariat said.
Who is moderating the debate?
The presidential debate will have two tiers; those who polled less than 5% (David Mwaure and George Wajackoyah) and those who polled more than 5% (William Ruto and Raila Odinga)
The first tier will be moderated by Smriti Vidyarthi of NTV and Ken Mijungu of KTN News.
The second tier will be moderated by Yvonne Okwara of Citizen TV and Eric Latiff of Spice FM and KTN News.
Panel discusssions for both debates will be moderated by Joe Ageyo of NTV.
The debate is organised by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Media Owners Association (MOA), the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG), and other stakeholders, including the church.
Here is a link to the debate;