Presidential Debate: Media Assures An Inclusive, Fair And Objective Presidential Debate

The State House succession presidential debate slated for July 12 will continue as per the plan. This is according to the organizing committee for the 2022 presidential debates.

During the debates, the secretariat promised all candidates of neutrality and fairness.

“Planning for the 2022 discussions has been in the works since 2021 and is already well advanced. More so, we’ve worked with a variety of stakeholders, including presidential candidates. Including the William Samoei Ruto Presidential Campaign to lay out their expectations. We will continue to ensure that the debates are as inclusive and representative.,” Machoka added.

“It is in our best interests to work together rather than to jeopardize crucial national procedures in order to move our country forward.” The 2022 Kenya Presidential Debates will take place in July 2022. We will soon disclose the details on how Kenyans can participate,” Machoka stated.

Kenya Kwanza Presidential candidate’s remarks on the bias from media houses

Deputy President William Ruto, who is eyeing the presidency, encouraged the media on Thursday, June 2 to be fair. In political reporting and airtime allocation to major actors in the approaching general election.

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“We see the unequal distribution of media, reinforced by biased framing and negative profile. Only on the Kenya Kwanza Alliance campaign and people associated with it.” the DP remarked through Hussein Mohamed, his presidential campaign communications director.

Ruto dubbed two prominent private media outlets “notorious” for allegedly giving Kenya Kwanza unfair attention.

UDA resolution on unfairness from media houses

Ruto has vowed to boycott the presidential debate in July 2022 due to claimed media bias.

“We have counselled our candidate (William Ruto) against participating in the presidential debates. This is due to the current political media environment,” Hussein Mohamed stated.

When it comes to coverage, Ruto claims that media houses cover only Raila Odinga.

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