Uhuru Kenyatta turns up for Kenya's second presidential debate By CHARLES OMONDI in Nairobi | Monday, February 25 2013 at 19:31
All the eight candidates gunning for Kenya's presidency turned up Monday evening for the second and final debate at the Brookhouse International School in Nairobi.
A leading contender and the Jubilee Alliance's flagbearer Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier announced his withdrawal, citing bias against him in the first round debate.
The debate that was held at the same venue on February 11, was moderated by NTV's Linus Kaikai and Citizen TV's Julie Gichuru.
Mr Kenyatta arrived for the Monday debate at 7:06pm (local time), accompanied by his wife Margaret Kenyatta.
His main rival and the Cord Alliance candidate Prime Minister Raila Odinga had arrived at 6.53pm.
Mr Odinga was accompanied by his wife Ida Odinga.
Others featuring in the debate were Amani coalition presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi, James ole Kiyiapi of Restore and Build Kenya (RBK) and Mohammed Abdiba Dida of (ARC).
Presidential candidates Paul Muite (Safina), Martha Karua (Narc Kenya) and Peter Kenneth Kenya National Congress (KNC) also turned up for the showdown at at the Brookhouse International School.
Lined up for discussion on Monday evening were the economy, resources, resource management and foreign policy.
The moderators were the Kenya Television Network's (KTN), Mr Joe Ageyo and the Citizen TV's, Ms Uduak Amimo.
International media - BBC, Al Jazeera, CCTV and Japanese News Agency were covering the event live for the second time.
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