COTU secretary Francis Atwoli over the weekend became a subject of discussion on the Social media following his trip to Kilifi’s watamu to celebrate his 72 birthday.
This is after reports from a local publication and TV personality Jamila Mbugua indicated that the trade unionist secretly married a 23-year old muslim girl during the time of his celebration.
The COTU boss reportedly checked in at the Coastal’s Mawe resort in Watamu to celebrate his birthday in the company of his journalist wife Mary Kilobi Atwoli.
Pictures of the secret marriage have not surfaced in the internet though, but Jamila who is in Kilifi insists the thing was not a rumor.
Taking to the social media, the trade unionist thanked the netizens for their warm birthday wishes, CS Eugen Wamalwa and his son Philipo who took him on the yacht trip.
“May I take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all your warm birthday wishes. Sincere gratitude to my wife Mary Atwoli, Waziri Eugene Wamalwa and my son Philipo who took me on a yacht trip around the Indian Ocean,” Atwoli posted.
His wife Mary would return his message by wishing his Mr. A husband a long life full of health and happiness as he turns a year older.
“Happy Birthday My Mr A. A long and I mean a looooong life of great health and happiness is my sincere prayer to God Almighty for you!,” she said.
The two lovebirds are said to have met in Uganda where Kilobi began her journalism career as an intern with the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) in 2005.
Reports indicate that Atwoli was at the station for an interview and insisted on meeting the Kenyan lady at the station after the interview, and all started.
“When I met her about 13 years ago, that’s in 2005 in Kampala and she was at that time with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and I was in the company of my second wife whom I have released to go and do politics and she has taken over,” Atwoli revealed in a past interview.
The happy couple tied the knot three years ago in 2018, and has been on the track serving and meeting their couple obligations despite their age gap of 36.