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Kenya’s first presidential debate, broadcast live on eight television and 34 radio stations on 11 February, was unlikely to sway an electorate deeply polarised by ethnic and regional interests. It did, though, subject the candidates’ often surreal policy promises to critical scrutiny and raise directly the charges against presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate, William Ruto.

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Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, Raila Odinga, Paul Muite, Mohammed Abduba Dida, Chauncey Gardiner, Peter Sellers, Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, Martha Karua, Peter Kenneth, James ole Kiyiapi, Being There

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