• The debate will be held in two tiers, the first starting at 5pm with candidates whose popularity rating, based on three recent opinion polls, is less than 5 per cent.
• The panel discussions prior, in between and after the two sessions will be oversighted by Citizen TV anchor and presenter Trevor Ombija.
Preparations have been finalised for Kenyans to witness and participate in the Deputy Presidential debate on Tuesday from 5pm.
The debate will involve four candidates who are battling it out for the deputy president slot on joint presidential tickets. Among them Martha Karua (Azimio la Umoja One-Kenya Alliance), Rigathi Gachagua (UDA Party), Ruth Mucheru Mutua (Agano Party) and Justina Wambui (Roots Party).
Concerns had been raised last week after the Director of Communications in William Ruto's presidential campaign, Hussein Mohamed, stated that it will be up to Ruto and Gachagua to decide if they will attend.
However on Monday, the head Presidential Debate Secretariat Clifford Machoka confirmed that Gachagua would avail himself for the debate.
This was after the Mathira MP made an unexpected appearance at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa for a pre-debate briefing on the ground rules of the event.
The debate will be held in two tiers, the first starting at 5pm with candidates whose popularity rating, based on three recent opinion polls, is less than 5 percent.
It will be followed by candidates with a popularity rating above 5 per cent who will face-off from 7pm to 10pm.
The first session of the debate will see Agano party's running mate Ruth Mutua face off with George Wajackoyah's running mate Justina Wamae.
Journalists Sophia Wanuna (KTN) and James Smart (NTV) will moderate the main debate while KTN's Zubeida Kananu and Citizen 's Francis Gachuri will coordinate the first session.
The panel discussions prior, in between and after the two sessions will be moderated by Citizen TV anchor and presenter Trevor Ombija.
Kenyans who wish to participate in the Deputy Presidential Debate can send a 30-second-clip of their questions via Whatsapp number 0796 560560 or sms it to 22843
Gachagua and Karua will battle out in the second phase of the debate, pitting the deputies of the leading Presidential candidates against each other.
The debate between the two might help provide clarity because in many ways it will be about the presidential prospects of the two.