August 9

Presidential debate: Junet lists conditions for Raila’s attendance, threatens to send Babu Owino

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 05:12 | By
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed. PHOTO/Courtesy

Suna East Member of Parliament (MP) Junet Mohammed has listed conditions on Raila's attendance for the much-anticipated presidential debate.

Speaking during a campaign rally in Kitale, Junet, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition Secretary-General noted that the coalition's flag bearer Raila will only attend the debate if the moderators agree to focus on vital issues such as Integrity, corruption, and governance.

Junet stated that if the debate secretariat fails to meet their demand, they will send Embakasi East MP Babu Owino to debate Deputy President William Ruto.

"There are people saying we conduct a debate between Raila and Ruto. Is that possible?" Junet posed.

Raila Odinga at a past presidential debate PHOTO/Courtesy

"Raila will only be on the debate if the panel will address Integrity, corruption, and governance. If the discussion is based on other issues, then we will send Babu Owino to debate William Ruto,"

The outspoken lawmaker further reiterated that if the debate will be similar to the deputy presidential debate between Kenya Kwanza's Rigathi Gachagua and Azimio's Martha Karua, then he, as the Secretary-General, will send Babu to represent Raila.

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