They are degrading me-Wajackoyah threatens to skip presidential debates

The Roots presidential candidate isn't a happy man at the moment

• Wajackoyah isn't happy with the proposed format of the upcoming presidential debates.

• Wajackoyah said that he will not participate if the leaked proposed format stays as it is.

during campaigns in Kisumu
George Wajackoyah during campaigns in Kisumu
Image: The-Star

Prof. George Wajackoyah, the presidential candidate for the Roots Party, has threatened to skip the upcoming debates.

Wajackoyah criticized prejudice towards presidential candidates with lower popularity ratings during a KTN interview.

According to Wajackoyah, two discussions have been planned: one that will have Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga, while the other will feature David Mwaure Waihiga of the Agano party and Wajackoyah.

Wajackoyah stated, “I have credible information from those who are arranging for the presidential debate to hold a so-called mini poll so that they can pair Raila with Ruto and me with Mwaure, thinking that we are the most stupid,” Wajackoyah said.

“They are degrading me and Mwaure. Does it mean that we are the last remnants of society? I want us to have a head-on debate. What is wrong with all of us having the same podium.”

Wajackoyah stated that if his issues are not addressed, he will not attend.

Therefore, he said, “So by subjecting me with Mwaure on one side and the other to on another side I will not go, Mwaure will be on his own,” he said.

On Tuesday, July 26, the presidential debate of 2022 will take place.

Wajackoyah has been a controversial highlight of this year's presidential campaign with his many unorthodox solutions to the problems the country faces.

Below are some of his ideas that captured nationwide attention;

Introduction of 8 Prime Ministers

If elected to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, Wajackoyah has pledged to introduce prime ministers to be in charge of the defunct eight provinces.

To fulfill this, he would clear all the county commissioners from their jobs and replace them with the prime ministers.

Death penalty to the corrupt

If elected, Wajackoyah will reinstate the death penalty.

He believes that reintroducing capital punishment for corruption offenders is the silver bullet for eradicating the country's corruption problem.

Suspension of the constitution.

During the first six months in office, Wajackoyah said he will suspend the Constitution to allow Kenyans decide on the kind of Constitution that they want.

Legalising of marijuana (bhang)

The presidential hopeful says he will push for the legalisation of bhang if he succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Reduce official working days to four

Proposal to reduce official working days in Kenya to four, (Monday to Thursday) will allow Muslims to pray on Friday and Christians to worship on Saturday and Sunday.

One year maternity leave for expectant Women

Wajackoyah has pledged to amend the Act and committed that in his administration, expectant mothers will be entitled to be away from work for nine months during the duration of the pregnancy and later extend for another three months after delivery.

Upscale snake farming

According to Wajackoyah, snake farming has the potential to generate sufficient revenues to help offset the national debt which stands at Sh8.4 trillion.

Relocating capital from Nairobi to Isiolo

The presidential candidate if elected has plans to relocate the capital city from Nairobi to North Eastern.

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