Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) Francis Atwoli's remarks that Deputy President Willliam Ruto will not be on the ballot paper come 2022 have not augured well with former Sports CS Rashid Echesa. 

The embattled CS has now fired back at  Atwoli, asking him to handle his marital woes before he can address the issue of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession.

According to Echesa, Atwoli has no moral authority to talk about the next president when he cannot even handle his wives. 

He spoke at a public rally in Matungu on Saturday.

"Mzee Atwoli...you cannot even feed your wife, and you want to lecture us leaders from Western region how we will elect our leaders...You should first go and feed your wife before talking nonsense about our next President. That is it," Echesa said. 

The former CS, who was put on radar over claims of money laundering, also said that he attended an adult school with Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho. 

He argued that Joho was the most stupid student at the institution hence he cannot beat Ruto in the race for power come 2022.

"I met Joho in that school (gumbaru). He was the poorest student," he narrated.