Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has resurfaced and addressed claims that he secretly married another wife: a 23-year-old lady in Mombasa over the weekend.
The fiery trade unionist who took a break, travelling to Watamu to celebrate his birthday dismissed the reports as rumours. He added that there is no problem in marrying and if he is to do so then he will do it publicly.
Taking to social media, Atwoli wrote:
“That is a lazy rumour from some idle Kenyan. I was at the coast with my wife Mary (Kilobi Atwoli). In any case, there is no problem in marrying but if I have to do that I do it publicly not hiding from anyone,” Atwoli said.
The reports were first shared by media personality Jamila Mbugua who went on the rampage against the 72-year-old writing: “He’s got a lot going on for him.. he just quietly married a 23 year old Muslim girl at the Coast”.
Jamila followed up, giving her take in a post that read: “Appalling.. child’s mums bragging about it…. doesn’t seem to have a problem with the whole picture. Just happy her daughters hooked to a billionaire.
“Hakuna kitu kibaya kama umaskini wa roho, unauzia mwanao babu” Added Jamila.
The COTU boss thanked his family and friends for making his day a memorable one writing:
“May I take this opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU for all your warm birthday wishes. Sincere gratitude to my wife Mary Atwoli, @EugeneLWamalwa and my son Philipo, who took me on a yacht trip around the Indian Ocean,” Atwoli stated.
Mary Kilobi had sent a heartwarming message to her husband Atwoli on his birthday. Mary and Atwoli got married in 2018. She sent Atwoli a sweet love message on his birthday: “Happy Birthday My Mr A. A long and I mean a long life of great health and happiness is my sincere prayer to God Almighty for you!❤.”