Kapseret member of parliament Oscar Sudi has advised deputy president William Ruto to snub the presidential debate tier with Azimio – One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga that is slotted tomorrow, Tuesday, 26th July 2022.
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) allied legislator claimed that the former prime minister Raila Odinga was less educated as compared to deputy president William Ruto and thus the need not to be tied with Ruto for the presidential debate tier.
Sudi stated that since Azimio – One Kenya coalition secretary-general Junet Mohamed had hinted at presenting Embakasi East MP Babu Owino to face off Ruto for the debate, Kenya Kwanza Alliance will on the other hand front Sudi to represent Ruto.
“Juzi nilisikia Junet akisema ati watapeleka Babu Owino kwa presidential debate instead of Raila, nimeongea na huyu mdosi wangu na tukakubaliana mimi ndio nitamuwakilisha kwa debate” Sudi said during Kenya kwanza campaign rallies in Rift Valley region.
He also added that going by the allegations that he is not educated alongside Azimio – One Kenya flag bearer Raila Odinga, the duo ought to face each other for the long-awaited presidential debate at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
“Si huwa wanasema ati mimi sijaenda shule, hata ule Mzee hana masomo. Hawezi pambana na daktari kwa debate. Na kwa sababu Mimi na yeye ndio tuko level moja, wacha niende debate tupambane” added Sudi.
Babu Owino had earlier on demeaned the second in command by asserting that he holds four (4) while the latter has only one (1) University degree and therefore fits to share a podium for a tied presidential debate.
Raila pulled out of the presidential debate citing that he can’t share a podium with Ruto, an opponent he accused of dodging to debate on corruption, integrity, ethical values and governance.
Through a statement issued by Azimio – One Kenya presidential secretariat spokesperson Makau Mutua, Raila instead opted to hold a parallel interview at Jericho Social Hall in Eastlands tomorrow alongside his running mate Martha Karua.