What’s money!? Atwoli throws his Sh.170k IPhone during JKL interview

Francis Atwoli was interviewed yesterday on Jeff Koinange’s JKL show. The man is known for his larger than life persona with his love for the finer thing, is in the headlines again.

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Why? While being interviewed by Jeff, the COTU leader inexplicably took out his expensive iPhone and threw it away! The sound heard after the phone made an impact with a surface was bone-crunching as anyone who has ever seen their phone fall to the floor and gets damaged knows.

Francis Atwoli
Francis Atwoli

What is amazing Kenyans is the cavalier way in which the man threw away a phone that is one of the most expensive in the Kenyan market, with current retail prices not ranging below the 170K mark

Some Kenyans speculate (which I couldn’t independently verify) was that the phone he threw was an iPhone 11 pro-Max which costs Sh.170,000!

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Read some responses from shocked Kenyans below;

BIGFISH 🐬 🇰🇪 Whoever tried to call Atwoli while live on TV, I don’t think you wil have his number again 😳😳😂😂😂

Victor Mochere Francis Atwoli just threw his phone away like nothing. 😂

𝐂𝐘𝐌𝐎𝐇 ™ 🇰🇪❁ Atwoli just did this to his phone after Someone called him while on air while having an interview with JK.😂, oh God, i want to he this rich!

samuel oketch By throwing his phone in a middle of an interview Francis has shown simillar qualities as Pombe Magufuli. A leader who finds solutions not excuses.

AmTheOne ..get me the phone Mheshimiwa atwoli threw I will make the cracked screen tafadhali…

Lenny Ogweno Francis throws his phone away. #JKLive Tell him to give me that phone

LeCamelRustler *Atwoli withdraws phone from pocket* *Seems to be switching it off**Gives up* *Hurls it across the studio!*

Ambrose Odhiambo I pity the guy who was calling Francis before he switched and threw away the damn phone 😹😹😹😹😂 20,000,000 gangster points

Bold Atwoli ‘throwing away’ his phone and shrugging off was way too arrogant! #JKLive #ShameofRepresentingKenya

What do you think about the COTU leader’s actions?

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This is why I married Kilobi – Atwoli tells captivated crowd

Francis Atwoli has been the COTU secretary-general for longer than I can remember. The man who is a thunderous speaker when addressing people, can also be a sweetheart but to a select few people.

 

One of the people who has seen his kinder more personable side is KTN news anchor Mary Kilobi. The trade unionist spoke at Bukwala SDA Church where he was the chief guest at a funds drive and spoke in glowing terms about Mary.

The COTU boss with his wife
The COTU boss with his wife

He said that he didn’t regret marrying the presenter who has been a blessing to his life, and why he needed to marry another woman despite his age.

‘I also want someone that can travel with me. Since I’m getting old, I need medicine and someone who can tell me when I have due meetings. As you know, the mother of my children is in my rural home. If I decide that I want to start travelling around with her, I’ll find no home. Therefore, I must have someone who manages me and another to take care of my home,” he stated.

The COTU boss with his wife
The COTU boss with his wife

The 69-year-old complained that many times wives ignore their husbands for their children and grandchildren.

‘These women are so good. However, when they get children and grandchildren, they begin to see them as you and forget about you. You are left on your own. When you get old, you need someone who can give you medicine.’ Atwoli stated.

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Mary has been having a tough month of October as her brother was murdered last week by thugs in Thika. Hope Francis is her rock at the this time, the same way she has been supporting him.

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SAD: Francis Atwoli’s brother in law killed

COTU Boss Francis Atwoli’s wife Mary Kilobi has lost her brother.

Mary’s brother, Emmanuel Weyusia was shot dead last night by thugs in Thika.

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Kilobi’s brother Emmanuel Weyusia

The KTN presenter shared the sad news with her followers and she wrote,

9TH OCTOBER IT IS! HAKI I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS HOT BROTHER OF MINE EMMANUEL WEYUSIA HAS GONE TO BE WITH THE LORD. MARSH WE’VE LOST YOU TO SOME CRUEL PEOPLE WHO SHOT YOU. MARSH, YOU WILL FOREVER BE MY BIG BROTHER OUR VERY PROTECTIVE BRO, MY MAMAS 1ST BORN. HOW DO I SAY RIP. GOD, IT MAY NOT BE WELL WITH ME NOW BECAUSE OF HOW I FEEL BUT I STILL HOLD ONTO YOU FOR COMFORT. EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE ALLOWED THIS PAIN TO COME MY WAY, YOU ARE STILL MY GOD.

Below are messages of condolences from Kenyans to Mary Kilobi’s family

Fredrick Shitubi Just woken up to exceedingly shocking news that a dear friend, Emmanuel Weyusia (left), was gunned down by thugs last night. Death, where is thy sting? Such a sad morning. Rest in peace bro.

Hon Wafula Okumu Emmanuel Weyusia, why you my long-time friend, friend!? and why now!? Why!? I just don’t know how to say RIP! I still don’t believe! It must be a lie!

Wafula Paul How can God let this happen. The killers of Emmanuel Weyusia do not know who they have taken from us. What a dark day. How shocking. What a man. What a cruel world. How do you mourn such a good man?

Lyndah Tabani Aki pole tu sana family anr friends, it is God’s plan. May he rest in peace. Be strong pls.

Etyang Frank This is so shocking. Unimaginable that Emmanuel ‘s life has been ended so fast. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER. SING WITH THE ANGELS.  Mariah Kilobi Atwoli take heart my dear. It is tough.

 

We at Classic condole with the family. May he rest in peace.

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Atwoli’s fourth wife Mary Kilobi turned a year older Tuesday July 16th.

The KTN TV presenter got married to Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli last year.

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Mary is currently in Seychelles for her birthday. She shared a sweet message on her special day, which read,

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“Happy Birthday, MKA. Dear GOD, From the deepest part of my heart, I am truly grateful to you Papa for what you have done in me, for me and through me.

“Only You could do! You’ve proven many so wrong! Counting my blessings one by one! I can’t keep calm it’s my Birthday…Typical of 16th July… Happiness…and Love.”

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Atwoli celebrated his birthday last month, and Mary Kilobi shared a heart-warming message.

“May the almighty God continue to bless you, keep you strong, healthy and happy. May He watch over you for us. Unapendwa ajabu. Happy birthday Mr amazing.”

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