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Jubilee Party picks Raphael Tuju as new secretary-general

Jubilee Head of Secretariat Raphael Tuju takes over from Ms Maina and will now steer the party through the critical election period. PHOTO:COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta has replaced Jubilee Party Acting Secretary-General Veronica Maina in preparation for the August polls.

Jubilee Head of Secretariat Raphael Tuju takes over from Ms Maina and will now steer the party through the critical election period.

During a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting chaired by Uhuru and his deputy, William Ruto, at State House yesterday, Uhuru said the changes were in line with the party’s constitution.

Maina, who was retained as acting secretary-general following the merger of the Jubilee parties, will now serve as deputy chairperson.

She had served the defunct Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) in the same capacity.

Also appointed is Andrew Musangi, who will head the party’s National Elections Board (NEB).

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He will replace Pwoka Wanyonyi, who was kicked out from the post just a week after his appointment after the Law Society of Kenya raised integrity issues in connection with his conduct.

Mr Muchai Lumatete, who was last week named as Wanyonyi’s replacement, will now chair the party’s disciplinary committee while Faith Waigwa was picked to chair the appeals tribunal.

Tuju, who will continue to head the party’s secretariat, promised that Jubilee would stand by its manifesto.

 

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