Raphael Tuju Speaks On Resigning As Jubilee Secretary General Days after Embarrassing Kiambaa Defeat

Days after the ruling Jubilee party lost in the just recently concluded Kiambaa Constituency by-election, Jubilee party secretary general Raphael Tuju has talked about his resignation as the party’s SG.

The Kiambaa mini polls was seen as a supremacy and an acid test between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Talking on the same, the former Rarieda Member of Parliament dismissed callls for his resignation over the Uhuru led party loss in the Kiambaa by-elections.

The calls for his resignation were initiated by Kieni Member of Parliament Kaniani Kega who blamed the Jubilee party loss in the Kiambaa polls on him and the party’s top management.

As per the Kieni legislator, the only people who should maintain their party leadership positions includes, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Jubilee Party Deputy Secretary-General Joshua Kuttuny, Acting Executive Director Wambui Gichuru, and Communications Director Albert Memusi.

The firebrand lawmaker urged the current party’s National leaders to ship out or risk being forcefully ejected from their current positions.

“We have to make some painful and hard decisions as we move forward. If you are a Jubilee national official and your name is not in the list, kindly submit your letter of resignation immediately before we physically eject you from the headquarters,” he said.

Reacting the news, Party secretary general Raphael Tuju noted that as a National leader he expected such a thing to arise, but only calls for the right channel to be followed.

“I don’t like to have a back and forth with my members especially the elected ones because the members are my employers and bosses so I would expect the right channel to be followed because it is inappropriate for an employee to be answering back to his employers.

“What I find amusing is that ODM – for example – lost in Ugenya and nobody went for Sifuna’s blood or if there is a loss of ODM in Homa Bay would it be appropriate to bay for Sifuna’s blood? When people are baying for my blood there is nothing I can do about it,” Tuju told a local daily.

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