24 June 2019

Kenya: Will Tuju Survive Tanga Tanga Onslaught?

A section of Jubilee Party Members of Parliament allied to Deputy President William Ruto want the party's secretary general Raphael Tuju to resign or be sacked over a leaked phone conversation.

The MPs have accused Tuju of causing division in the ruling party and further claiming that he is partisan and an integral part of the 'anti-Ruto' movement.

The legislators cited an audio clip doing rounds on social media, of voices of two people believed to be Tuju and former Limuru MP George Nyanja.

RESIGNATION

"We want you to come out and disown that video, failure to do that we will confirm that the President, his deputy and members have no issues... the problem is with the party officials," said Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot.

"We cannot have a Secretary General who betrays the very government we have formed. You must immediately tender your resignation to the President and let the party pick someone else," said Kandara MP Alice Wahome.

This even as the deputy president cautioned party officials against bringing rift in the party, during his tour of Trans Nzoia and Bungoma counties on Saturday.

ANTI-RUTO

Dr Ruto urged the leaders instead to be at the forefront in eliminating hate and division in the party.

"I want to advise them not to be used to bring hate and breed hate and bring division and bring ethnicity in this party because that is against where we started with Uhuru Kenyatta to build a party that will unite Kenya," said Ruto.

Meanwhile, Tuju has remained mum over the said leaked conversation, which is full of anti-Ruto sentiments.

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