Deputy President William Ruto has proved no chills for Central Organization for Trade Union (COTU) boss Francis Atwoli after recently calling him stupid and a very foolish man.
Speaking to Kenyans in diaspora in the United Kingdom and London on Sunday, March 6, Ruto said Atwoli’s move to frustrate the government’s move to have high earning Kenyans pay around KSh 5,000 per month to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) as a way of increasing the fund’s capacity to provide services to sick Kenyans proved just how stupid he was.
“When we came into office, we had 3.8 million people contributing to NHIF and everybody was contributing KSh 320. So we decided to adjust so that the people who earn more like me (William Ruto) can pay up to KSh 5,000,
“So we changed the regulations but we were taken to court by a stupid man called (Francis) Atwoli…I have no regret to say he is a stupid man because he is a very foolish person,” Ruto said.
Ruto is currently on a three day tour in the United Kingdom and was at a meeting at a Holiday Inn Hotel in London where he insisted that he will not apologize for calling Atwoli a fool.
This is the umpteenth time the two prove no love for each other publicly.
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