Coup at last: Raphael Tuju makes changes in Jubilee Party leadership

Raphael Tuju first made changes to the National Management Committee (NMC) of Jubilee party on April 6

 The move faced by resistance from Deputy President William Ruto and his allies who wrote over 300 protest letters to the registrar of political parties

 The registrar bowed to pressure and reversed the decision, asking the ruling outfit to solve the matter within its party organs

 Barely two weeks later, Tuju has made the changes official and notified members through an advert on local dailies

Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has officially published changes made to the outfit’s National Management Committee (NMC) despite protests from Deputy President William and his allies.

Tuju’s move came barely two weeks after the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu referred the matter back to the party following over 300 protest letters she received from members allied to the DP.

Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju has made officials the changes in Jubilee party’s National Management Committee (NMC) Ruto’s protests. Photo: Jubilee Party. Source: UGC

In a notice published on local dailies on Saturday, May 2, the secretary general made official the appointment of Lucy Nyawira Macharia, Marete Marangu, Walter Nyambati, Jane Nampaso and James Waweru as new members of the NMC.

Ruto and his allies led by Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and National Assembly’s Aden Duale had opposed changes terming them illegal and fraudulent.

Deputy President William Ruto led his supporters in protesting changes effected by Tuju in Jubilee Party’s NMC. Photo: William Ruto. Source: Facebook

Tuju, however, indicated he had the blessings of the president to effect the changes since most members of the committee had been appointed to serve as civil servants.

While it was a sigh relief for Ruto and his team when the registry of political parties referred the matter back to the party organ’s following numerous protests, the recent move by Tuju, which is believed to have the president’s hand, has set a new precedence in the ruling outfit and left Ruto in an awkward position.

Already his allies have vowed to protest the decision in court to ensure the due process is followed in making the appointment of NMC members.

The party’s deputy secretary general Caleb Kositany said he would change Tuju’s move in court as it was “illegal and fraudulent”

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