Francis Atwoli biography, age, wives, tribe, family, home, salary, cars, and net worth

COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli is a long serving Kenyan unionist, apparently a force to reckon in Kenyan politics. The fame a fury of Francis Atwoli is often played out on the highly watched Jeff Koinange Live Show. Francis Atwoli biography shares further details on his intimate and professional life.

Francis Atwoli biography SRC: @Nairobi News - Nation
Francis Atwoli, one of the most influential people in Kenya SRC: @Nairobi News – Nation

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The uprising of Francis Atwoli came through his abrasiveness in defending the rights of workers. He has continually remained at the forefront in fighting for the oppressed civil workers. Even more so, coming up with reforms for a better work environment in the Republic of Kenya. See below for Francis Atwoli biography.

His profile facts

Real names:                                  Francis Lumasayi Atwoli

Place of birth:                               Kakamega County

Date of birth:                                June 6, 1949

Gender:                                        Male

Zodiac sign:                                 Gemini

Ethnicity:                                      Black

Nationality:                                   Kenyan

Francis Atwoli father:                    Under review

Francis Atwoli mother:                  Under review

Siblings:                                        Under review

Occupation:                                  COTU Secretary General

Twitter account:                           @AtwoliDza

Facebook account:                      @francis.mbs _

COTU Secretary Francis Atwoli biography

Atwoli is particularly respected for speaking his mind at all times without fear or favour.

Francis Atwoli biography SRC:
Francis Atwoli, one of the most celebrated unionists in Kenya SRC:

That is perhaps why Kenyans take his speeches seriously, knowing he is an influential man within the political clique. See below for Francis Atwoli parents, siblings and educational background.

Francis Atwoli age

How old is Francis Atwoli? Lumasayi Francis Atwoli is 75 years old as of 2024. He is nonetheless an enthusiastic and charming man for his elderly age. Born in 1949, the incumbent COTU-K official celebrates his birthdays on June 6th.

What is Francis Atwoli tribe and ethnicity?

The prominent Atwoli is of the Luhya Tribe from Webuye in the western parts of Kenya.

He is a Kenyan national who also collaborates with international bodies on matters global labour welfare.

Atwoli education history

COTU-K boss Francis Atwoli took his O-level education at the Nairobi based St Mary’s School. He then joined Cavendish University in Uganda before proceeding to ILO College of International Labour Studies, Italy, on a scholarship.

Atwoli later enrolled at George Mini Labor Centre in Maryland within the Unites States of America. Besides, he is a graduate from COTU Institute of Education in Limuru, Kenya.

Career background

The professional career journey of Atwoli started in the 60s, but blossomed in the wake of the 21st century. Between 1967 and 1986, he served as a Senior Technician at Kenya Posts & Telecommunication Corporation.

Atwoli during an interview at Citizen TV SRC:
Atwoli during an interview at Citizen TV SRC:

He also served in the Branch Secretary, Union of Posts and Telecommunication Employees between 1971 and 1986. Later, he served as Director of the Central Organization of Trade Unions for 8 years until 1994.

Atwoli then became the General Secretary of the Kenya Plantation & Agricultural Workers Union in 1994 and is still serving in the capacity.

Elsewhere, Francis Atwoli became secretary general within the Central Organization of Trade Unions in 2001 and has continually retained the seat.

Francis Atwoli family and siblings

The parents of Atwoli are not publicly mentioned, neither are his brothers and sisters named.

Even so, insider sources point that Francis Atwoli has seven low-key siblings

Francis Atwoli wives and marriages

The outspoken Atwoli is a husband to three wives among them Roselinder Simiyu, Jenifer Khainza Atwoli, and the Mary Kilobi of KTN.

Francis with his wife Mary Kilobi SRC: @HowAfrica
Francis with his wife Mary Kilobi SRC: @HowAfrica

On top of that, Francis Atwoli is a responsible father of 17 children, some of whom are now independent adults.

Francis Atwoli first wife, Roselinder Simiyu Atwoli

Roselinder is famous for campaigning to become a parliamentarian for Webuye West constituency. However, distancing herself from Atwoli during her 2017 general elections quest raised endless questions regarding their relationship.

Francis Atwoli children

COTU Francis Atwoli sons include Lukoya Atwoli, a professional psychiatrist and senior don at Moi University.

The two popular daughters of Francis Atwoli are Rachael Nasumbu Atwoli and Malaika Atwoli.

Notably, Rachel is a commercial flight personnel with qualifications from the South African aviation school.

Francis Atwoli wealth and properties

The first class Kenyan citizen Francis Atwoli is a wealthy man with several properties under his name.

One of the wealthiest people in Kenya SRC: @Nairobi Leo
One of the wealthiest people in Kenya SRC: @Nairobi Leo

Francis Atwoli homes and properties

A portion of his stinking wealth include stately mansions in major towns such as Nairobi, Nakuru, and Kajiado.

Atwoli standing outside one of his mansions SRC:
Atwoli standing outside one of his mansions SRC:

A costly house in his Kakamega home village adds to the long list of his multi-million possessions.

Speculations have it that Atwoli owns several helicopters, and a helipad on his posh Kajiado home.

Francis Atwoli cars

The unchallenged COTU secretary general reportedly owns a Mercedes Benz s300 model, which retails between Ksh. 20 million and 30 million. In addition is a fleet of costly for his daily businesses and transportation needs.

One of Atwoli' cars SRC: @Magari Poa
One of Atwoli’ cars SRC: @Magari Poa

Francis Atwoli salary

Atwoli who earned a meagre Ksh. 140 in the 60s now takes home about Ksh. 2 million for his monthly salary. The amount excludes core allowances and mainstream income from businesses and other investments.

Francis Atwoli net worth

Atwoli is allegedly a billionaire despite the fact that he has not yet declared his immense wealth. Pointers of his high net worth value include a case in which he lent Chirongo to a tune of Ksh. 100 million.

Atwoli Francis SRC: @TV47
Atwoli Francis SRC: @TV47

The allegedly defaulted loan was said to attract an interest of Ksh. 10 million within 50 days. All said, his net worth is over 1 billion as of 2024.

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COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli biography informs us of a man who has gone an extra mile to protect Kenyan workers against harsh employer-policies. It also emphasizes his success as a family man and civil servant in the Republic of Kenya.


One of Francis Atwoli’s videos SRC: @YouTube


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