KTN Kiswahili news anchor Mary Kilobi has dismissed claims that her husband, Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, married another woman over the weekend. This was after former TV broadcaster Jamila Mbugua claimed that Atwoli had secretly married a 23-year-old Muslim girl at the coast during his birthday celebrations with a few of his close friends and family.
“Dem wa 23 Msomali au sijui Jamila Mbugua si ametesa jameni. Watu hawalali! Mkimuona salimia yeye sana. Nitamtafuta tujadiliane (a 23-year-old Somali the centre of attraction. I will seek for her for a chat,” she wrote.
Even so, the rumours did not yield any pictural evidence to determine if the allegations were true. However, Jamila who is in Kilifi County, still insists that it is true.
On 6th June, Atwoli celebrated his 72nd birthday at Mawe Resort in Watamu, with his wife Mary Kilobi.
In the video that Mary Kilobi shared while they were on a yacht, Atwoli romantically requests to carry his wife and help her aboard. This alone proved that the two were on good terms and still enjoying the romantic side of Atwoli, which is in sharp contrast with his harsh and combative public style.
Mary started her career at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation as an intern and that is where she met the Cotu boss. Atwoli, who had been accompanied by his second wife to an interview at the station, got interested in meeting the Kenyan woman he had heard was working there. The two have an age difference of 30 years, but to them, age is but a number.