The much-hyped and anticipated debate last night turned into a one-man show after Azimio-One Kenya Presidential candidate Raila Odinga snubbed it giving space and time to his rival, Deputy President William Ruto, to sell his agenda.
During the first part of the presidential debate; which was for candidates who scored below five per cent in the last three opinion polls, George Wajackoyah of the Roots party also snubbed the debate leaving David Mwaure to enjoy the limelight.
Ruto who decide to show up for the debate decided to sell his agenda to Kenyans notably his 3-point plan to manage Kenya’s Ksh 8 trillion debt.
He was tasked with responding to questions on the judiciary, debt, security, cost of living, and governance.
However, whether by a choreographed plan or just by pure coincidence Kenyans seemed rather much pleased with the debate moderators; Citizen TV’s Yvonne Okwara and Spice FM’s Eric Latiff than the main participant, deputy president William Ruto.
A section of Kenyans commended Okwara and Eric for doing a great job in the moderation of the debate and displaying excellent skills in journalism.
Some netizens, who singled out Okwara, said that she was asking the Deputy President the right questions without biases or favouritism.
How would you rate yesterday’s performance of the Presidential debate by DP Ruto and the second part debate moderators?
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on opera News today;
Uasin Gishu County Governor Aspirant car Pelted With Stones At Silver line Area
Zedekiah Bundotich, also known as Buzeki, is running for governor as an independent candidate in Uasin Gishu County.
One of his high-end campaign vehicles was hit with stones by rowdy youths in Uasin Gishu County, leaving the driver with minor injuries. This just happened, and there are reports of political violence in different parts of Kenya every day.
Buzeki was upset about what happened. According to his comments on Facebook, the outspoken politician condemned what happened and asked detectives to look into it and arrest the suspects right away.
Buzeki said that his campaign director and Kesses’s coordinator were in that car and that the accident happened in the Silverline area.
Elite Squad Takes Control Of the Case of the Three Venezuelans as New Details Emerge
Fresh details have emerged that the Elite Squad has taken control on the case involving the three Venezuela Nationals who had recently been arrested in Kenya for illegally carrying with them election materials as new details emerge.
After uncertainty on the whereabouts of the Three Venezuela Nationals who were arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for illegally carrying with them the Election Stickers, the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit has confirmed that the three Venezuelans are still in custody where they are being interrogated.
An officer serving in the ATPU who has sought anonymity over the sensitive matter has said that the suspects can be grilled elsewhere. “It is not a must that they are interrogated from the ATPU headquarters, it’s not unusual for suspects to be grilled elsewhere,” said the officer.
Kenya Power explain the blackout during the Presidential Debate
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has offered an explanation for Tuesday’s power blackout experienced in parts of Western Kenya.
Through a statement, KPLC noted that they experienced a system disturbance at the Kisumu-Muhoroni high voltage transmission power that tripped several power circuits.