- Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah arrived early enough for the presidential debate but later on stormed out
- Wajackoyah wanted to debate with Raila Odinga and William Ruto on the same platform instead of Agano’s Waihiga Mwaura
- Mwaure and Ruto have ended up standing solo on the podium, responding to questions from moderators
The Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has hurriedly left the Catholic University where the presidential debate is being held today, July 26.
TUKO.co.ke reported that the first timer in the presidential race made his way to the venue but seemed to have changed his mind upon noting that he would face off David Mwaure of the Agano Party in the first tier of the debate.
“As Roots Party, we refused to take part in the debate due to the discrimination. We wrote them letters asking them why the four of us couldn’t take part in the debate so that Kenyans can gauge us before making choices,” Wajackoyah said.
Reactions by Kenyans
Kenyans trooped to social media to comment on Wajackoyah’s move to skip the debate, others criticised his gesture while others bashed him.
A section of Kenyans accused him of being disrespectful by trivialising a chance to address them by answering questions churned by moderators.
Julius Waitherero on Facebook said:
“I thought he was a straight man, but he has lost our trust.”
Daniel, the Great of Twitter, questioned Wajackoyah’s position saying he was only interested in Ruto’s responses to the debate questions.
“Of what significance is he to us? The only person we care to listen to is WSR the 5th. Kama mganga aliogopa yeye nani?”
Macharia Mbugua was grateful that at least he was not going to listen to the presidential candidate.
“Thank you very much. I’ve never watched or listened to this man and it is a good thing our paths won’t cross. Stay away!” Mbugua said.