Francis Atwoli is a long serving trade unionist who is the current secretary general of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU)
FRANCIS ATWOLI BIOGRAPHY
Francis Atwoli was born in 1950 in Webuye. Atwoli is one of the most influential believers of workers’ rights in Kenya and across the world. On several occasions he has been seen fighting for the rights of workers, stating categorically that all workers’ rights must be respected by their employees. He is the current Secretary-General of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (Kenya).
FRANCIS ATWOLI EDUCATION
After he finished his ‘O’ level studies at Nairobi’s St Mary’s High School he became a technician with the East African Post and Telecommunications in June 1967. After three months in his job he became a shop steward and his first salary was Sh140 and a house allowance of Sh40. But the money was delayed for three months since it had to be captured in the payroll system. In 1986 he was sacked in “public interest.”
Between 1974 and 1992 he earned labour scholarships at the ILO College of International Labour Studies in Turin, Italy, Cotu Institute of Education in Limuru and George Mini Labour Centre in Maryland, USA.
Owing to his activism, Atwoli has been awarded numerous honorary degrees by different universities such as the Masinde Muliro University, the University of Nairobi, and Kenyatta University.
FRANCIS ATWOLI CV
Independent Non-Executive Director, National Bank of Kenya Limited.
Chairman, East African Trade Union Confederation.
President, Trade Union Federation of Eastern Africa
President, Organisation of African Trade Union Unity
Member-Governing Body, International Labour Organization.
Vice President, International Labour Conference
Vice President, The International Trade Union Confederation
Secretary General, Central Organization of Trade Unions
Secretary General, Kenya Plantation & Agricultural Workers Union
FRANCIS ATWOLI WIFE
He is married to Roselinder Simiyu Atwoli who was contesting for Webuye West parliamentary seat in the 2017 general election. During the campaign she was not using his husband’s name as she did not want people to perceive that she was leveraging her relation to Atwoli to vie. However this was her reply
“In most cases, I have tried to avoid the name of my husband because many people will perceive that am leveraging my relation to Mr.Atwoli to vie,” said Simiyu.In defence of her bid during the first parliamentary aspirants’ debate held at Satelite View Hotel in Webuye, Madam Roselinder requested anybody who is interested in her potential to lead to cross check areas where she has served before including Nzoia Sugar company.With education as her main focus, she promised to offer 100% bursary to the needy students. “I understand the feeling of lacking fees and to sort this mess I don’t think three thousand shillings would help and that is why am firm on 100% sponsorship,” she added
Mary Kilobi, a Kiswahili TV anchor with KTN, has finally opened up about her private love life, admitting that COTU boss Francis Atwoli is his husband. He is now atwoli’s second wife
FRANCIS ATWOLI FAMILY
Francis atwoli sons : He has three sons.His son, Lukoya Atwoli, who is a senior lecturer at Moi University and a consultant psychiatrist with his own practice
Francis atwoli daughters: He has two daughters by the name Malaika and Rachael Nasumbu Atwoli who graduated in 2017 from South African aviation school and got herself her first commercial flight licence. She can now fly commercial planes
FRANCIS ATWOLI SALARY
Atwoli is among the few Kenyans, who earn more than their President. Having three jobs, he is likely to be receiving approximately 4 million per month an amount that is slightly higher than the president’s salary.
The salary comes from the several board meetings he sits in as well as the International Labor Organization and the Central Organization of Trade Unions.
FRANCIS ATWOLI NET WORTH AND WEALTH
He is a rich man and with more than 4 million salary a month and having served for long term, money is not problem.
FRANCIS ATWOLI AND MARY KILOBI
Francis Atwoli Salary and Family: Central Organization of Trade Union boss Francis Atwoli has married a top KTN presenter as third wife.
This is according to emerging reports. The reports say that Atwoli has taken in Swahili anchor Mary Kilobi as his third wife. It is said that the couple is now expecting their first child together.
FRANCIS ATWOLI CARS AND HOUSE
He always wear a gold chain, bracelet and watch. He used to drive a Mercedes Benz car, S300 model worth Sh30 million, one of its kind in Kenya.The vehicle changes its colour according to the weather.In 2017 he bought the Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet, the car costs about Kshs.60 million.
Given the camouflaging capabilities of his car, it makes me wonder, what is the exact tone that the Kenya Revenue Authorities (KRA) has registered it with!
Also, he owns a palatial home in Kitengela that is worth millions of shillings. The house well-built and has been equipped with all the classic things an extraordinary house can have.
FRANCIS ATWOLI AGE
He was born in 1950