By DailyNewsUG Correspondent,
A couple of days ago, the internet was set ablaze after a photo of a white woman, purported to be COTU’s Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s househelp went viral.
The photo that left netizens’ tongues wagging was shared by Mary Kilobi, journalist and the current wife of COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
Taking to her Instagram, Kilobi posted a photo of her and fellow journalist Sophia Wanuna being served by a white female, captioning it as “Yes, it is that cold in Kajiado”.
Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli has responded to online conversation about his mzungu ‘house help’.
With Kenyans making varied comments about the photo, Atwoli has now set the records straight about the Caucasian woman.
“Madam Pavic is not my house help as perceived, she’s an advisor on home management,” Atwoli responded to one tweep.
However, some Kenyans are insisting their is no difference between a home manager and a house help.
“One and the same thing Omwami,” @KLangat6 commented.
“Another improvised name for a househelp? Lead as others follow, papa,” @godfrey_mukolwe tweeted.
“Apart from house boy, maid, security, you mean you also have a house advisor? I now understand why you Uhuru advisor,” wrote @JohnMut96402866.
“Advisor on home management is an elite name for a househelp. Papa Atwoli I give you fear,” said @Swaka_Em.
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli. Photo courtesy: facebook.com
However, what raised netizens’ eyebrows is the fact that the woman who served Kilobi is white, hinting she is Atwoli’s house-help.
Consequently, this sparked reactions online as Kenyans didn’t shy away from voicing their opinions on the issue and criticizing the photo.
However, one comment that caught Atwoli’s eye was of a tweep named Vincent Chumba who tweeted, “Francis Atwoli has a Mzungu houses help. Is he revenging the slave trade and Colonizing Mzungu. Anyway We know Atwoli might Marry that Mzungu as a fourth wife.
In response, Atwoli set the record straight by saying, ” Madam Pavic is not my house help as perceived she’s an advisor on home management:”
His response also elicited reactions from Kenyans on Twitter. Here are some of them:
Emmanuel Swaka: Advisor on home management is an elite name for a househelp. Papa Atwoli I give you fear.
Jemmy: Omwami I think you have confused them even more. When they visit the home, they will appreciate what value she adds. For now let them stick to their lanes.
John Mutai: Apart from house boy, maid, security, you mean you have also house advisor? I now understand why you uhuru advisor
Mukolwe Godfrey: Another improvised name for a househelp? Lead as others follow, papa
Edwin Mudogo: Let me believe Madam Pavic is a Kenyan citizen.