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Muite and Dida to participate in presidential debate

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 00:00 -- BY LYDIA MATATA
Former Kabete MP Paul Muite in court yesterday
Former Kabete MP Paul Muite in court yesterday
ARK party presidential aspirant Mohammed Abduba Dida when he received his certificate of nomination of president by IEBC yest after he was cleared to run in the next general elections. Photo/ Jack Owuor
ARK party presidential aspirant Mohammed Abduba Dida when he received his certificate of nomination of president by IEBC yest after he was cleared to run in the next general elections. Photo/ Jack Owuor

The presidential debate scheduled for 7pm today will continue as scheduled but will now include the two  Safina Presidential candidate Paul Muite and Alliance For Real Change Party leader Mohammed Abuda Dida .

Initially  six of the  eight presidential candidates were expected to participate in the event scheduled to take place at Brookhouse International School tonight after Muite and Dida's names were excluded from the list.

The organizers of the event are negotiating with the presidential candidates over their participation on the event. This comes after the High Court today ruled that the debates cannot proceed unless all the presidential candidates cleared to run in the March 4 General Elections are allowed to participate. Safina's deputy director of election Jayne Mati succesfully filed the petition seeking to halt the debates because the two had been excluded.