Raphael Tuju Bio, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife and Net Worth

Raphael Tuju, born in 1959 is a popular Kenyan politician and a business person. Currently, he is serving as a cabinet secretary without a portfolio.

Cabinet secretary without portfolio is a position where one is appointed as minister without any ministry to head. However, despite having no role as a minister, he receives the full salary of a Cabinet Secretary and his vote count during Cabinet meetings.

Tuju was appointed as a CS without portfolio in 2018 by H.E Uhuru Kenyatta to serve under his administration. Before joining politics, Tuju was working as a journalist, TV producer, and real estate Investor.

Tuju started his political journey in 2002 after he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Rarienda constituency. He has also served as Minister for Foreign Affairs for two years from 2005 to 2007.

From 2008 to 2011 he was serving as presidential advisor on matters concerning media and the management of diversity.

Raphael Tuju Age and Birth Place

Tuju was born on 30th March 1959 and he is 62 years old as of 2021. However, much is not known about which county he was born in.

Raphael Tuju Family and Wife

According to Tuju, he was brought up in a very poor family and his parents couldn’t afford much. According to him, he wore underwear for the first time when he joined high school.

Tuju lost his father Henry Odiyo Tuju in 2015, he also lost his brother Kefa Oduor Tuju on 19th December 2018 after battling brain cancer.

Currently, Tuju has managed to keep his love life private. Initially, he was married to Ruth Akinyi Wanjere, the couple tied the knot in 1996. However, in 2013 they decided to part ways. The couple had two daughters and one son.

Raphael Tuju Education Background

Tuju began schooling at Majiwa primary school and later transferred to Nakuru West where he completed his primary education. After primary school, he joined Starehe Boys high school a National school.

For his higher education, Tuju holds a Master of Arts degree in mass communication from the University of Leicester in London, United Kingdom.

Raphael Tuju Net Worth

Tuju has not yet disclosed any information concerning his net worth but he is considered as one of the richest politicians in Kenya. Tuju receives the full salary of a cabinet secretary which adds up to approximately 1 million Kenyan Shillings.