NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has also pulled out of the much hyped presidential debate just after President Uhuru Kenyatta did so.
A statement by Raila’s senior Advisor Salim Lone says he opted out due to the “current proposed format”. “The NASA Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga will not participate in the 2017 presidential debate under the current proposed format and stipulation.However, the NASA Presidential Campaign Secretariat has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to be open to debating Raila Odinga on the issues affecting Kenyans in the present circumstances,” said Lone.
This comes just hours after Uhuru opted out of the debate with Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe confirming the president’s absence.
He said the organizers failed to adequately consult with Uhuru concerning the debate hence his decision to withdraw.
Its not yet officially clear why uhuru opted out but many have it that maybe he found it hard to explain his term in front of the other candidates.