Uhuru: I snubbed TV debate since it was waste of time

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing a rally at Kiandu trading centre in Nyeri County on July 25, 2017. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The President accused Mr Odinga of frustrating former President Mwai Kibaki.
  • He asked Kenyans to turn out in large numbers to vote for him in the August elections.
  • The President’s advisers were also reported to have been unhappy with Debates Media Limited, the organisers, and were of the view that their preparations for the event were not inclusive.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said he skipped Monday night’s scheduled debate with his main challenger Raila Odinga because it would have been a waste of his time.

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