Kenya’s first presidential debate on Monday evening ended with all the eight candidates giving their approach to handling Kenya’s issues of governance, social services, health and education, security and resource management
Uhuru Kenyatta one of Presidential candidates defended himself regarding his preparation for the
Uhuru Kenyatta maintained that he will be able to govern the country and deal with the charges facing him at the ICC if elected President.
Kenyatta, the deputy prime minister and son of Kenya’s founding president, Jomo Kenyatta ,faces trial along with his running mate William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their alleged roles in orchestrating murder, rape and violence after the 2007 poll.
The violence shattered Kenya’s image as a beacon of stability in East Africa, when what began as political riots quickly turned into ethnic violence that killed 1 200 people and displaced 600 000 others.
“I will be able to handle the issue of clearing our names… while at the same time ensuring that the business of government continues,” Kenyatta said, in reply to a question about how he and Ruto will be in court and run the country if elected.