Ososti accuses Kabatesi of using hirelings to fight him in ANC.
Nominated MP Godfrey Osostsi has accused Musalia Mudavadi's private secretary Kibisu Kabatesi of using hirelings to fight dissenting voices within ANC party.
In a statement, Osostsi told Kabatesi to face him "other than use people masquerading as ANC officials" to put up a fight in the party.
This followed comments by ANC members from Uasin Gishu and other parties of Rift Valley region accused Osotsi and Kakamega Senator Cleopas Malala of disrespecting Mudavadi.
The ANC officials from 10 Rift Valley and Western branches on Monday said they want disciplinary measures taken against the two legislators.
Osotsi and Malala accused Mudavadi of being a coward after he skipped Nasa leader Raila Odinga's swearing-in as the People's President on January 30.
But the nominated MP said the mentioned individuals are not party officials as they claimed.
"They are known political hirelings who work for small tokens. I am fully aware that they were hired by Kabatesi," he said.
Ososti said Kabatesi is not a party official hence should desist from divisive, hate-driven, and retrogressive activities that don't add value to ANC.
But speaking to the Star on phone, Kabatesi said he had nothing to do with members expressing outrage against Ososti.
"It's the height of hubris to insult any member or supporter with an opinion against him as fake," he said.
He told Ososti to "fight ghosts of probity on his integrity and abuse of office allegations" without making him an excuse.
"If there are any fake ANC officials, then he's responsible as a former SG. The party hasn't changed it's grassroots leadership since he left," Kabatesi said.
"I really don't understand why this MP has a strange phobia for Kibisu Kabatesi other than as value for his reel of press statements," he said.
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|Publication:||The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)|
|Date:||Mar 7, 2018|
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