Raphael Tuju speaks on Jubilee reunion with DP Ruto amid reports of alliance with Raila

Raphael Tuju

Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju today, Monday, April 12 spoke on the possibility of a reunion in Jubilee and bringing Deputy President William Ruto back to the fold after the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) agenda.

In an interview with a local news outlet, Tuju said that the chance could not be ruled out as anything is possible in politics.

“Perhaps yes, perhaps no, I am loyal but I have a mind of my own. I articulate my views and my positions without fear because I see things differently,” Tuju stated.

The CS without a portfolio stated that he the second in command discuss matters concerning politics and other issues freely despite the perceived bad blood between the two.

“We don’t have a personal relationship problem with Ruto, the only issue that seems to be having a different opinion is in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). That’s the only area of contention, otherwise, he is still the deputy party leader,” Tuju stated.

DP Ruto with Raphael Tuju

The remarks come in the backdrop of reports of a looming alliance bringing together DP Ruto and the ODM party leader that has reportedly caused jitters in State House.

In what signals a change of heart, Jubilee party secretary general David Murathe made it clear that the only way that the president’s side can endorse an alliance between Raila and Ruto is if the former Prime Minister is the presidential candidate.

“I take my brief from two people, Uhuru and Jakom, and I can tell you the handshake is intact. And by the way, if they want an alliance, provided they make Jakom the president, we have no problem with it,” Murathe asserted.

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