Monday, October 22, 2012

The Presidential Debate 2013: Meet the Presidential Candidates

Presidential Debate Poster
We have been living in some pretty exciting times as a country. These developments we all agree are the fruits of enacting a new constitution in 2010. One of this has been the opening up of democratic space and decentralization of power in to the counties. These lead to Nation TV to launch governor debates in some counties and since these are new positions you had all the aspirants open to this idea. These, in my opinion, lead to the launch of presidential debates idea by eight media houses.
These Media houses are;
  • 1KTN
  • Citizen
  • NTV
  • Kass TV
  • K24
  • KBC
  • QTV
Now that we have the guys behind the debate, we need to know who are the candidates and their odds in debating. The presidential field is crowded with more than 15 presidential entries so far. So what do we know about this folks. In this post I will begin by enumerating all the presidential candidates. Then in subsequent posts will try to dig more on each presidential candidate. Also, I am interested in finding more information on Key figures behind these parties since under the new constitution dispensation parties will NOT be rubber stamps as was previously the case.
1.       Kalonzo Musyoka - Vice President [Wiper Party]
2.       Raila Amolo Odinga - Prime Minister [ODM party]
3.       Uhuru Kenyatta - Deputy Prime Minister [TNA party]
4.       Musalia Mudavadi – Deputy Prime Minister [UDM Party]
5.       Martha Karua Former Justice & Constitutional Affairs Minister []
6.       William Ruto – Former Agriculture Minister and Higher Educational Minister [URP]
7.       Charity Ngilu – Minister of Water
8.       Eugene Wamalwa – Justice & Constitutional Affairs Minister [New FORD Kenya]
9.       Peter Kenneth
10.   James Ole Kiyapi – Former Educational Permanent Secretary
11.   Raphael Tuju – Former Foreign Affairs Minister and Presidential Advisor
12.   Cyrus Njirongo – Former Youth for KANU operative

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