Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot wants Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju to apologise for claiming Mau evictions were done peacefully. In a statement on Monday, he termed the remarks as "dumbfounding and unfortunate". The legislator said Tuju was sanitising an operation that was inhumane. "CS Raphael Tuju owes people who were living in the forest an apology. The evictions were inhumane, this is a gross violation of human rights," the senator said.
"I urge him to take the earliest opportunity to apologise. His scornful dismissal of the issues raised by leaders is nauseating to say the least." He was responding to the SG who said the leaders opposed to the ongoing evictions are expressing their personal opinion. Speaking at Jubilee headquarters on Sunday, Tuju urged aggrieved individuals to channel their complaints to the relevant authorities.
He said the eviction is coordinated by a multi-sectoral agency that includes Kenya Forest Services, Kenya Water Tower Authority and the Office of the President. Tuju said: "The government has to do what it has to do for the benefit of this country." The Cabinet Secretary said the Murkomen team is expressing personal views and should not be confused as Jubilee Party’s position.
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