Political horse-trading is on and talks of new formations continue to hit the headlines. Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju on Monday said he does not have any problems working with DP William Ruto and that they talk at a personal level on a number of mutual issues. He attributes his differences with Ruto to the BBI, something he says is his rights and he respects it.
”It is just on BBI. He wants it another way, we want it another way, but that is his right and which I respect,” Tuju is quoted by The Standard.
The Jubilee SG has had a political back and forth with DP Ruto, an exchange that hit the climax in October last year when SG Tuju banned Ruto from using the party’s Pangani Headquarters.
In his interview, the former Rarieda MP is not worried by the split currently being witnessed in Jubilee Party.
“I am not worried, at all, by the expressions of what looks like a split. This is nowhere near the differences between the Kikuyu and the Luos or the Kalenjins and the Kikuyu.”
In his opinion, the SG insists BBI will solve a number of country’s problems and unite Kenyans, by accommodating everyone in government. Just like it is done in Tanzania.
“We have little option. A Big Tent government like in Tanzania is the way to cater for all the diverse interests. There is no question that diffusion of power causes less clamour and therefore, creates stability,” Tuju said.