Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli is still trending on social media following his entertaining interview on Citizen TV’s JKLive last night.
As expected, the outspoken COTU boss made some sensational claims and was full of braggadocio as he opened up to Jeff Koinange about his opulent lifestyle.
He also confirmed his much talked about marriage to KTN news anchor Mary Kilobi, saying he is “stupid lover”, who commits to a relationship without philandering.
“She [Mary Kilobi] is my wife. She is my second wife, who is taking care of me,” said Atwoli.
He added: “I met her 13 years ag, when she was on internship at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and I had gone on official duties in Uganda. She was 21-years-old at the time, and a student at the Makerere University.”
I [developed a soft spot for her], and told her: ‘I would marry you; even if it takes me a thousand years. Mature up, and I would marry you’.”
He described his 34-year-old wife as an “all-rounded woman” who is “very caring”.
Kilobi, according to Atwoli, is his second wife, after he “released” the initial second wife “to go pursue politics”.
“I asked my second wife not to involve herself with politics, but she chose that path. The reason I was asking her not to pursue politics was because I needed somebody to take care of me, and since she joined politics [against my wish], I married Mary so that she attends to me,” said the 69-year-old veteran trade unionist.
He noted that despite marrying Mary Kilobi, he still values and respects his first wife.
Asked whether he would add another wife after Kilobi, he said: “No”.
During the interview, Atwoli was also asked whether he has the stamina to please Kilobi intimately seeing as she is almost four decades his junior.
Atwoli responded: “Ninaweza kazi mbaya sana.”
The COTU chief also bragged about his wealthy lifestyle as he clarified that his watch is worth Sh5 million, contrary to reports that it set him back Sh2 million.
“People were claiming that my watch is Sh 2m. They are undervaluing me!! My watch is Sh 5 Million!! Franck Muller!! Bought it in Switzerland!! You must have a certificate to own this watch!! It’s in my car,” Atwoli claimed.
“I have 2 cars for myself. Most people do not know me. Sometimes they over-value me and sometimes they under-value me. My watch, for instance, is pure gold and cost me more than Sh 5 Million which I paid in installments.”