You are here  » Home   » Politics

DP Ruto and Kalonzo skip highly anticipated debate

By Standard Reporter | Published Mon, July 17th 2017 at 23:53, Updated July 18th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3
(Photo: Courtesy)

Deputy President William Ruto and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka failed to show up for the highly anticipated debate on Monday.

Eliud Muthiora Kariara was the only presidential running mate that showed up for the showdown on Monday evening.

Mr Kariara is the running mate for Dr. Japheth Kavinga who is eyeing the hotly contested presidential seat in the August 8 General Election.

Speaking during the debate, Kariara said that together with Dr Kavinga they are a dynamic team with fresh and new ideas to transform the country for the better.

Being a Kenyan youth, he said if they win the presidency he will ensure majority of Kenyan youths get jobs after graduating from schools and colleges.

He said he is able to transform the agriculture sector into a venture that can attract youth as well as expanding the national youth service program to be more inclusive and transformative. He aims to encourage creativity and innovation among Kenyan youths to reduce over-relying on job searching.

Know if news is factual and true. Text 'NEWS' to 22840 and always receive verified news updates.

“Election is for all Kenyans not for Jubilee or NASA, look at your life and ask if it has become better or worse, vote wisely,” he said.

He said Kenya is losing a lot of money to corruption and promised to deal with corrupt individuals on spot.

“Elect leaders who are beyond reproach, to make it easy for government to fight corruption. Do not vote for corrupt MCAs, MPs, senators and governors. Elect the right people who can make laws that will ensure the vice is eliminated,” he said.

Most Kenyans on social media admired his bravery while appreciating him for showing up for the debate.

Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]