Editor's Review

The Deputy President has made a final decision on attending the presidential debate.

Deputy President William Ruto has finally made a decision on attending the anticipated presidential debate scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

In a press briefing on Thursday, Director of Communications for Ruto’s presidential campaign Hussein Mohamed said the DP will attend the debate.

“I confirm that Ruto will attend the debate and in 1 hour and 30 minutes we should be given details on the slated time for debating issues facing Kenyans,” Hussein stated.

This comes days after the DP said that his team would confirm his attendance before the much-awaited day.

The UDA presidential candidate and his Azimio La Umoja One Kenya counterpart, Raila Odinga, will now face off in the televised debate.

{UDA Deputy Presidential running mate during a presidential debate. IMAGE: COURTESY}

According to the presidential debate secretariat, the debate between Ruto and Raila will be moderated by Yvonne Okwara of Citizen TV and Eric Latiff of Spice FM and KTN News.

It will be a second tier of the debate, which consists of candidates that have polled above five percent in the last three opinion polls.

For the candidates who polled below five percent, they will be moderated by Smriti Vidyarthi of NTV and Ken Mijungu of KTN NewsThe candidates are George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party and Agano's David Waihiga Mwaure.

Panel discussions or the two tiers of the debate shall be moderated by NTV's Joe Ageyo.

The debate will kick off at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 26, with the Wajackoyah and Mwaure taking the stage first.