Former Foreign Affairs minister Raphael Tuju has been appointed as the head of the Jubilee Party secretariat, by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The announcement came following a meeting between President Kenyatta, DP Ruto, and the party’s campaign team on Saturday.
Speaking at the State House in Nairobi on Saturday morning, President Kenyatta called on Jubilee Party supporters to focus on its agenda of uniting Kenyans, of which the move to appoint Mr. Tuju embodies.
He also urged them not to be distracted by the opposition as he pointed out that his government was not biased, noting that roads have been built in Bondo more than any other place in the past three years.
He boldly rubbished the opposition’s claims stating that his development agenda has been felt across the country, including the construction of roads and power connection.
”The hand of the Jubilee Government has been seen in every corner of this country. In some areas, more has been achieved in the past three years than it has been by any other administration in the past 50 years.”
President Kenyatta went on to stipulate that the task of the Jubilee campaign team will be to plan and organize meetings and rallies to explain further the Jubilee agenda.
The President slightly shed some light into his thoughts of the ongoing corruption scandal rocking his administration, saying the corruption narrative was spearheaded by the opposition and the media.
He said the distraction would not derail his government’s agenda but went on to caution Jubilee Party members not to fall into the trap of propaganda and falsehood.
Speaking after the President, Deputy President William Ruto urged Raphael Tuju and the newly appointed campaign team to be selfless and serve all party members and Kenyans without bias.
”You are here to serve others. You need to cede ground so that other people can join us in working for Kenyans,” said the Deputy President.