Raphael Tuju breaks silence on contesting for Siaya County governor in 2022

Senator James Orengo fronted for the Siaya governorship seat

Raphael Tuju speaking in Rarieda during the burial of his brother Kefa Tuju

Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has cleared the air on reports that he intends to run for the Siaya County gubernatorial seta in 2022.

Addressing mourners during the burial of his younger brother Kefa Tuju in Rarieda, the Jubilee Part Secretary General dismissed the claims.

“I want to assure all of you here that Tuju is not intending to be the governor of Siaya. I don’t have such dreams I will support whoever the people of Siaya elect,” Tuju said.

Tuju who is currently serving as a Cabinet Secretary without portfolio in the Jubilee administration maintained that through his position, he shall only be able to support the region in terms of development, if permitted.

He hoewever cautioned that his efforts to bring home some development should not be taken as an attempt to court the public in preparation for vying for an elective seat.

Tuju, Orengo fronted for Siaya county top jop

Tuju made the remarks after Jubilee Party Vice chairman challenged him to go for the Siaya county top seat.

“(Tuju) Don’t fear Orengo, Orengo is a politician he is not a technocrat. This county needs a manager. Let Orengo vie for presidency. If Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta are not contesting, Siaya can also produce a candidate,” Murathe said.

Earlier on, Suba South MP John Mbadi had fronted Orengo for the gubernatorial seat, arguing out that the job required someone who had struggled for reforms.

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