ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale has defended top state figures currently under attack from the Tangatanga faction of the ruling Jubilee Party.

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Deputy President William Ruto allies have bashed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi over their stand, which appears different from theirs.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Etale faulted the group for turning against and fighting anyone appearing to have a different opinion, which he termed the reason behind the hostility.

He claimed that Matiang'i is only being victimised for attending a fundraiser in Kirinyaga County on Friday, opining that the Speaker is, on the other hand, under attack merely for setting records straight on the contested referendum issue.

"Anyone who doesn't dance to their song becomes an enemy. Yesterday it was CS Matiang'i who was told all manner of stuff just because he went to Kirinyaga for a noble course. Today are on National Assembly JB Muturi whose only mistake was to tell them the parliament route is untenable," wrote Etale.

According to Etale, the group has indicated that it's politically intolerant and cannot embrace a different opinion.

"So that want people to keep quiet on matters of national importance," he added, further urging Matiang'i not to let himself be slowed down by the noises emanating from the political class.

"Keep working CS Dr. Matiang’i. Don’t lose focus because of the uncalled for noise from some disgruntled quarters," said Etale.

The politicians have since Friday been hostile towards Matiang'i, claiming that by denying that his ministry is mistreating any member of the executive, he was indirectly attacking Ruto.

Matiang'i's remarks were informed by Wednesday's incident, where Deputy President William Ruto was placed to speak before ODM leader Raila Odinga at the Bomas of Kenya, which is a breach of protocol.

Muturi has been criticised for saying that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report can only be passed through a referendum, while Tangatanga wants it done through Parliament.