Presidential Debate Kenya 2022: Date, Time, Candidates, Moderators and Location

The presidential debate 2022

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming 2022 presidential debate in Kenya.

The debate is organised by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Media Owners Association (MOA), the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG), and other stakeholders, including the churches in the country.

Presidential Debate Kenya 2022 Time and Date:

The 2022 presidential debate will be held on the 26th of July this year, this has been confirmed by the Head of Presidential Debates Secretariat Clifford Machoka.

The Deputy Presidential Debate will be held on Tuesday, July 19.

The Nairobi governor candidates’ debates will be held on Monday the 11th of July.

Kenyan Magazine has confirmed that the Nairobi governorship debate will have two tiers.

The first part will involve candidates whose popularity in opinion polls is below five (5%) per cent.

This will take place from 6.00 – 7.30 PM (EAT) while the second tier, with candidates above five (5%) percent in polls, will run from 8.00 – 9.30 pm.

July 26th Kenya Presidential Debate Location:

All the debates will be held at the Catholic University for Eastern Africa (CUEA) main campus situated in Karen, Nairobi, from 5:00PM to 10:00PM (EAT).

Presidential Debate Kenya Moderators:

The secretariat has put together a panel of editors comprising editors-in-chief and managing editors from key media houses in Kenya to lead content generation.

As confirmed by the Secretariat, for the Nairobi Gubernatorial debate.

Tier one and two debates will be moderated by two Kenyan anchors/journalists and the panel discussions for both debates will be moderation by one journalist. 

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The Tier one moderators for this year’s 2022 presidential debate will be;

  • Serfine Achieng Ouma (KBC)
  • Ayub Abdikadir (K24)

The Tier two moderators are;

  • Zubeida Koome (KTN News)
  • Mark Maasai (NTV)

On the other hand, Citizen TV anchor Waihiga Mwaura will be the panel moderator in the 2022 presidential debate.

Kenyans are also allowed to ask questions during the debate.

Presidential Candidates 2022 (Confirmed By IEBC):

Chebukati said that the successful candidates are;

  • David Mwaure Waihiga (Agano Party)
  • Prof. George Wajackoyah (Roots Party)
  • Raila Odinga (Azimio Coalition Political Party)
  • William Ruto (United Democratic Alliance-UDA)
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