KTN News presenter Mary Kilobi has broken her silence on claims that her husband, Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli, married another wife.
Atwoli’s third wife spoke out a day after rumours started circulating on social media to the effect that the COTU boss had married a 23-year-old Muslim woman while at the coast.
Atwoli, his wife Kilobi, other family members and friends had travelled to Kilifi to celebrate his 71st birthday in the weekend.
Mary Kilobi Atwoli. PHOTO/COURTESY
Responding to the rumours, however, Kilobi cheekily intimated that she would be searching for the said woman who tied the knot with Atwoli and have a sit-down with her.
“Huyu Dem wa 23 Year Old Msomali au sijui Jamila Mbugua si ametesa Jameni? Watu hawalali!. Mkimuona salimia yeye sana. Nitamtafuta tujadiliane,” she wrote on social media.
A day ago, the long-serving COTU Secretary General dismissed the allegations noting that over the weekend he was in Watamu, Kilifi County only to celebrate his birthday.
Francis Atwoli. PHOTO/COURTESY
He instead thanked his family and friends who made the day successful and colourful.
“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.
Atwoli also indicated that if he chooses to marry he would not do it privately.
“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 added.