[qtrelease id=””] COTU secretary Francis Atwoli over the weekend became the butt of online gist following his trip to Kilifi’s watamu to celebrate his 72 birthday.
This is after reports from blogs fuelled by a tweep and alleged media personality Jamila Mbugua claimed 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.
Kilobi replied with a;
“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.

Yesterday, she squashed the rumours by a cryptic message on her Instagram

“Huyu Dem wa 23 Year Old Msomali au sijui Jamila Mbugua si ametesa Jameni? Watu hawalali!🤣. Mkimuona salimia yeye sana. Nitamtafuta tujadiliane,”