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Nandi Senator drafts a petition to kick out Tuju

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has drafted a petition to kick out the Jubilee Party Secretary-General, Raphael Tuju.

This petition, which will be filed at the High Court, was written after a section of Jubilee members allied to Deputy President William Ruto held an informal meeting on Tuesday.

The petition seeks for the impeachment of Tuju as the Jubilee party secretary and any other position he holds in the party.

It also accuses Tuju of having a conflict of interest because he also represents the Jubilee party in the cabinet.

Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju is accused of demeaning Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in a leaked phone call between him and a Kiambu politician.
| Source: Raphael Tuju – Twitter |

“The 1st respondent by holding a position in a political office and at the same time being a cabinet secretary brings conflict and demeans the office of the CS, a constitution office hence negates Article 75 of the constitution,” part of the petition reads.

Article 75 of the constitution requires a state officer to behave in a manner that avoids demeaning their office. It also cautions them against “compromising any public or official interest in favour of (their) personal interest”.

In addition to pushing for his ousting, the petition wants Tuju ordered to return all the monies he has acquired while in office.

“The court orders the 1st respondent to reimburse to the state the sum total of salaries and allowances he received over the period from January 2018 to date or plus interest at court rates,” reads part of the draft petition.

Other respondents in the case will include the Jubilee Party, the registrar of political parties, and the attorney general.

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