Wanga­mati is a gun for hire – Mu­davadi agent

ANC chief’s spokesman re­jects Wanga­mati state­ment that the ANC boss is a Ju­bilee mole. Wanga­mati stage-man­ages feuds and im­pedes a Luhya pres­i­dency, he says

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - HIL­TON OTENYO @hiltonotenyo

The Amani Na­tional Congress yes­ter­day dis­missed the al­le­ga­tion by the Luhya El­der’s Fo­rum that ANC chief Musalia Mu­davadi is a Ju­bilee mole.

Mu­davadi’s spokesman Kibisu Ka­batesi re­jected el­ders’ chair­man Pa­trick Wanga­mati’s com­ment that the ANC chief is a traitor.

He called Wanga­mati an “im­ped­i­ment” to a Luhya pres­i­dency.

Ka­batesi said the “mole” com­ment was meant to di­vert at­ten­tion from the “tribu­la­tions” cur­rently fac­ing Ford Kenya leader Moses We­tang’ula .

“We cau­tion the Ford-K leader that Wanga­mati is an agent tasked with stalk­ing him. Wanga­mati is good at stage-man­ag­ing feuds, then pre­tend­ing to solve them. The cur­rent re­bel­lion in Ford-K is typ­i­cal Wanga­mati hand­i­work,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

Ka­batesi said Wanga­mati’s tirade against Mu­davadi shows “se­nil­ity be­cause he isn’t up-to-date”.

Wanga­mati on Mon­day said Mu­davadi can­not be trusted to join Cord be­cause “he is be­ing used by the Ju­bilee Party to cause di­vi­sions.”

“How can you join our house and start dic­tat­ing that you want to be the Cord pres­i­den­tial can­di­date? That is out­ra­geous and beats logic. If you want to join us, wait for di­rec­tion,” he said.

Ka­batesi said it’s well known that the Luhya Coun­cil of El­ders Wangama- ti heads is a “dis­cred­ited guns-for-hire out­fit strate­gi­cally cre­ated to mis­lead Luhya leaders on the pres­i­dency”.

He added that Wanga­mati lacks, and can­not pass the cred­i­bil­ity and in­tegrity test to “pre­tend” to be an el­der and ad­viser on po­lit­i­cal mat­ters.

Ka­batesi urged Wanga­mati and his fo­rum to ac­count for the money in­vested in the failed Mulembe In­vest­ment Bank, “un­less they were con­men run­ning a pyra­mid scheme”.

Wanga­mati said Musalia “has never been a se­ri­ous per­son”.

He said Musalia should not ex­pect to be Cord’s flag­bearer be­cause “the coali­tion’s three can­di­dates have fought tooth and nail to en­sure the party is strong and can­not al­low an out­sider to join with out­ra­geous de­mands.”

“Mu­davadi is be­ing used by Ju­bilee to cause cracks in Cord. This will eventually lead to di­vi­sions within the coali­tion. He is a Ju­bilee mole and can­not be trusted,” he said. Wanga­mati urged Cord leaders to in­ves­ti­gate Mu­davadi.

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