4 Expensive Things Owned by Francis Atwoli

  • Central Organisation Trade Union (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli shocked Kenyans when he tossed away a phone worth Ksh 170,000 during a JK Live interview on Citizen TV on Wednesday, October 24.

    The flamboyant labour leader is not shy of bragging about his wealth.

    In a JK Live interview on KTN on September 21, 2016, Atwoli stated that his daily attire is worth Ksh1 million.  He also stated that he dons one of the most expensive watches in the world, a Franck Muller.

    Frank Muller watches. One watch costs approximately Ksh 240,000. Francis Atwoli dons one of these expensive watches

    The cheapest watch of the brand retails at $2,400 (approximately Ksh 240,000).

    Atwoli also owns various mansions which accentuate his opulence. An article by The Standard in 2018, the labour leader owns multi-million houses in Nairobi, Nakuru and Ildamat in Kajiado county. He also has a posh rural home in Kakamega.

    Reports had it that the Kajiado home had a helipad, mounting speculation that he owned several helicopters.

    The Standard further reported that he drives posh vehicles and in 2018 he had a Mercedes Benz s300 model. 

    The publication quoted his workers stating that the flamboyant boss pays for his cars via instalments and only brings them home after the last payment to avoid repossession in the event he defaults.

    According to online car review guides, the car retails between approximately Ksh17-30 million. 

    Atwoli is famous for sponsoring politicians. Daily Nation on April 30, 2017, reported that he was engaged in a court battle with former presidential aspirant Cyrus Jirongo over a Ksh 100 million debt Jirongo owed him.

    Atwoli's parking lot at his Ildamat home. On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Atwoli threw away a Ksh 170K phone