Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua claimed Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju was being used by ODM leader Raila Odinga to destroy the ruling party.

Speaking on Saturday, Mr Gachagua warned the Jubilee Party Sec-Gen against disrespecting Deputy President William Ruto.

He further dismissed the suspension of Dr Ruto from the Jubilee Party which was announced on Friday by Mr Tuju.

The Mathira MP opined that Mr Tuju being an interim secretary-general has got no powers to suspend or recommend to any party organ to suspend Ruto from the party.

“He was brought in Jubilee for a national appeal to make the Luo nation feel represented, but he is nothing in the party,” Mr Gachagua said.


The Mathira lawmaker warned that if Mr Tuju and his ilk continue to frustrate the DP and his allies, they will have no option but to walk out of the party and seek other alternatives.

“We will leave Jubilee empty like we left Kanu in 2002 and it is still a shell up to today,” Mr Gachagua said.

“Everyone is campaigning including Raila camp through the BBI. People like (David) Murathe, (Francis) Atwoli hold BBI meetings,” he added.

On Friday, Mr Tuju said the National Management Committee (NMC), recommended to the removal of Dr Ruto as deputy party leader for opening a parallel office, named Jubilee Asili.