Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has said he is working as directed by his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta following attacks from DP William Ruto and his allies.
Ruto’s camp has accused Tuju of betraying the ruling party by working with Opposition leader Raila Odinga. As a result, they have been calling for Tuju to resign.
But the former Rarieda MP, in an interview with the Star, challenged his accusers to follow party regulations and table any evidence they have against him.
“There is a laid down procedure of how to remove someone from office. Those with issues should at least file them with the party then allow me to defend myself,” Tuju is quoted.
He further denied working for Raila saying President Kenyatta sent him to Siaya to launch development projects.
“I received a phone call from the President asking me to go and represent him. The only thing I did was to read the speech from the President. Now they want to impeach me because of that?” Tuju posed.
He added: “Initially it was Interior CS Fred Matiang’i who was to go but some changes were made. I was facilitated by State House.”
Tuju also refused to be drawn into a public exchange with Ruto. “It is my position that I cannot engage the DP through the media since he is my boss just as it is also my position that I support the President’s efforts to unite the country through bold steps such as the Building Bridges Initiative, the handshake and the fight against corruption,” said Tuju.