Presidential candidates face off in debate.

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Politics/Current issues

At 7:45pm Monday night Kenya rewrote its electoral history as an unprecedented debate among the eight candidates from among whom Kenyans will pick their Fourth President next month hit the airwaves.

The debate brought together the eight presidential aspirants Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi, Peter Kenneth, Martha Karua, James Ole Kiyiapi, Paul Muite and Mohammed Dida

In the first pre-election debate for presidential candidates in Kenya, the eight contestants tackled a wide range of issues, including foreign policy and party politics. They also promised to fight corruption and tribalism.
The thorny issue of the four Kenyans facing trials at the International Criminal Court took centre stage, with Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta defending himself that he would still be able to run the country if he won the State House seat.

The issues discussed were at the core of the party manifestos, which have been launched by the major political parties and coalitions ahead of the elections.

Nixon Kanali, Nairobi

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