The Kenya Presidential Debates Secretariat has confirmed that the 2022 Presidential Debate slated for Tuesday will still proceed as planned.
The secretariat made the announcement through a statement it issued on Thursday.
“The Kenya Presidential Debates Secretariat 2022 is delighted to confirm to the public that the 2022 Presidential Debate will take place today Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the Catholic University for Eastern Africa (CUEA) main campus situated in Karen, Nairobi, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm,” the statement read.
In the statement, the secretariat also announced who the moderators for the Presidential Debate will be.
According to the secretariat, KTN’s Ken Mijungu and NTV’s Smriti Vidyarthi will moderate the first debate between the Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah and Agano Party’s David Mwaure Waihiga.
“The first debate featuring candidates who have polled less than 5 per cent in three recent opinion polls will be moderated by Smriti Vidyarthi of NTV and Ken Mijungu of KTN News,” the statement read.
Yvonne Okwara of Citizen TV and Eric Latiff of Spice FM & KTN News will moderate the second debate that will pitch the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga against Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto.
“The second debate involving candidates who have polled above 5 per cent in three recent opinion polls will be moderated by Yvonne Okwara of Citizen TV and Eric Latiff of Spice FM & KTN News,” the statement read in part.
Joe Ageyo of NTV will moderate the panel discussions for both debates will be moderated.