Honourable Raphael Tuju, EGH (born 30 March 1959) is the Head of the Jubilee Party secretariat and a former cabinet minister. With a successful background in the private sector, Tuju joined politics in 2002 and has served the Government of Kenya in various capacities since that time.
Hon. Tuju served as the Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya, on matters related to Media and the Management of Diversity.He also served as Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister from end of 2005 to end of 2007.Between 2003 and 2005, Mr Tuju held two other portfolios; Minister of Information and Communications and Minister for Tourism and Wildlife.
Tuju was a member of parliament (MP) for Rarieda Constituency from 2002 to 2007, in which time he is credited with the building of five (5) new secondary schools to increase high school enrolment in the region. He also implemented a major water project for the Rarieda people and introduced an innovative mobile hospital to decrease infant mortality as a result of malaria and HIV/AIDS.
Tuju holds a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He has a successful track record in the private sector as founder and Director of a communications company and has interests in the real estate sector.