Atwoli Pays Dowry For Wife Mary Kilobi, Makes Grand Entrance with chopper
Atwoli Pays Dowry For Wife Mary Kilobi, Makes Grand Entrance with chopper: Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) secretary general Francis Atwoli has apparently made things official with his new wife and KTN’s Swahili news anchor Mary Kilobi.
Sources privy to the details told Kahawa Tungu that the trade unionist on Friday paid a visit to the Kilobi family home to pay dowry.
Always one to go big, Atwoli made the grand entrance on a helicopter.
The lovebirds, Atwoli said in a previous interview that they met way back in 2005, when she was a student at Makerere University. She was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and Kiswahili.
Their first encounter was however at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) in Kampala at the time. Atwoli was there for an interview.
“Someone in the newsroom alerted me that there was a Kenyan working there. Naturally, I got interested in meeting that person,” he said.
They exchanged contacts but only fell in love in 2016. She had initially turned down his proposal over the age gap.
“Katibu (Atwoli) is very Godly. His commitment to God really attracted me to him. I had never come across a man who fears and loves God like him. He prays every morning for all of us,” she said, adding that he “showers me with love and always shows genuine concern. He calls several times during the day to check on me. I am with him because of love, not money.”
Congratulations! Katiba ya Kenya inakubali mabibi wengi if they married under customary law. My question however is this, the way the previous wife number 2 was abandoned together with her children does not portray a godly man. Mary has a responsibility to encourage her husband to take care of that woman who took care of her husband for several year and sired him children. Failure to do that real meaning is, when you are older and the old man has some energy left, you are likely to equally be discarded like an old rug. True godliness is providing for the family and giving them space to grow. Joining politics was not a good enough reason to treat her the way Atwoli and Mary did. Public opinion advocate.
I have no problem with their relationships. It is good for all of us to have practical lessons from them on how love, money and age combine. It will be a good case study probably 20 years from now I wish them well. Yes, Atwoli is a polygamist and should take care of all his three or four families equally and well.