Tuju claims someone out to ruin his name after ‘fake’ rally in Rarieda

Tuju claims someone out to ruin his name after 'fake' rally in Rarieda


Head of the Jubilee Party secretariat, Raphael Tuju, has raised concern over what he termed as unscrupulous people spreading propaganda to ruin his reputation.

This is after hundreds of residents of Rarieda Constituency converged at Nomiya Church in Atoyo Village of Central Asembo Location for a whole day yesterday (Thursday) after they were allegedly cheated that Mr Tuju had called for a public meeting in the region, an issue that Mr Tuju has strongly dismissed.

According to the Central Asembo Chief Mr Alphonce Ayoma, the residents who started thronging the church compound as early as 8.00 am in the morning spent a whole day at the venue after somebody allegedly announced to them that Mr Tuju wanted to meet them.

He told Radio Ramogi that the residents were informed that the former minister of Foreign Affairs had already arrived and that he was meeting other people in Uyoma before coming to Atoyo.

Mr Tuju has, however, castigated the move, stating that those are tactics being employed by some individuals who want to destroy his reputation, adding that he was in Nairobi on Thursday and he could not have announced for a meeting in Rarieda.

The head of the Jubilee Party Secretariat, who was speaking over the phone, stated that he cannot con people, adding that he would have announced officially if he wanted to meet them.

Tuju, who is also a former MP of Rarieda Constituency, stated that he cannot call for a meeting at a small church compound if he wanted to meet people because Rarieda Constituency has several big trading centers including Ndori, Nyilima, Aram, Ragengni and Luanda/Kotieno where rallies can be held.

He stated that he is not interested in rumors that are being peddled by busybodies who just want to tarnish his name, adding that he is not interested in any political seat in Rarieda Constituency or in Siaya County.

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