Raphael Tuju, EGH (born 30 March 1959) is a Kenyan politician. In 2002—after a career as a journalist, TV producer, and real estate investor—Tuju was elected to parliament and has served the Government of Kenya in various capacities since that time. He attended Majiwa Primary School and Nakuru West Primary School for his primary education and later joined Starehe Boys Center for his secondary education. He has a Masters of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester, UK. In 2002, Tuju was elected as a member of parliament (MP) from Rarieda constituency in the December 2002 parliamentary election a member of parliament (MP) for Rarieda constituency. He served until 2007, in which time he is credited with the building of five (5) new secondary schools to increase high school enrollment 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. The National Rainbow Coalition took power in 2003. Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. Tuju held the portfolios of Minister of Information and Communications and Minister for Tourism and Wildlife. By 2005 he had become well known for his feud with then roads minister Raila Odinga. His political career was believed to be in danger, but on 8 December 2005, he became foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle. Prior to the 2005 referendum vote in Kenya, Tuju formed the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) with a view to swaying votes away from the “orange No campaign”. He joined Narc through the LDP. This was seen as an act of betrayal by his Rarieda constituents and by extension the Luo Nyanza populace of which he was a member. Tuju served as Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister from the end of 2005 to the end of 2007. On 5 August 2007, at the 29th Assilah Cultural Festival in Asillah, Morocco, Tuju derided European governments for policies that inhibited trade with Africa, of ramming punitive policies down the throats of poor African nations. He attacked unjust tariff and non-tariff barriers that would stifle the growth of Africa and widen the resource gap with Europe. Tuju, running as a candidate of Kibaki’s Party of National Unity, lost his seat in the December 2007 parliamentary election. He was replaced as Foreign Minister by Moses Wetangula in the Cabinet named by Kibaki on 8 January 2008. From 2008–2011 Tuju served as Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya, on matters related to media and the management of diversity. He also served as Special Envoy of the President on various missions. In 2012, Tuju launched his new political vehicle for the presidency, the Party of Action (POA). In 2017, he became secretary-general of the newly formed Jubilee Party. In 2018, Tuju was named by President Uhuru Kenyatta as cabinet secretary without a portfolio.