Jeff Koinange is a Kenyan journalist and talk show host of Jeff Koinange Live on Citizen TV since February 2017. He is also the breakfast host at HOT 96.
JEFF KOINANGE BIOGRAPHY
Jeff Koinange was born in 7th January 1966 in Kiambaa Village Kenya.He is a journalist, broadcaster and television news anchor
JEFF KOINANGE EDUCATION BACKGROUND
Secondary school : Hospital hill – ‘O’ levels
St. mary’s – ‘A’ levels
1989- 1991: Undergraduate student at New York University, Phi Theta Kappa, BA, Broadcast Journalism
1987- 1989: Student at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY, Associates of Applied Science with HONORS, Broadcast Technology and Management
JEFF KOINANGE WIFE
Jeff Koinange is married to Shaila Koinange, a Kenyan of Asian origin. He prefers to keep his private life away from the public and very little is known about his wife. they have a son called Jamal Mbiyu Koinange.
Moving onto the personal life of Jeff Koinange, he has been married twice. Jeff was previously married to Sonya. They got married in 1988 and parted ways in 1994 after Jeff caught her red-handed with another man.
JEFF KOINANGE CHILDREN/ SON
Jamal Mbiyu Koinange who was born late after their marriage
JEFF KOINANGE FAMILY
Father: Frederick Koinange. His mother was a headmistress and a strict disciplinarian
He has three siblings, Hilda Wanjiru, Phyllis Wangui and Freddie Koinange. Jeff is the youngest in his family. His father died of a brain hemorrhage just after two months of his birth.
It was difficult for a single mother to raise four children by herself but looking at the popularity and success of her son, she must have been proud
JEFF KOINANGE WEALTH
He is a wealth man and money is not problem. he has been earning a 7 digit salary for many years.
JEFF KOINANGE SALARY
He earns around ksh 2million per month. He is the highest paid TV presenter in kenya currently.
The arrival of Jeff Koinange at Royal Media Services (RMS) has begun to exert pressure on Citizen TV, which is now facing a fallout among some of its best presenters. It is understood that Jeff Konainge’s pay package – figured at Ksh2 million per month for the next two years – has caused disquiet among senior TV presenters who feel short-changed and ‘mocked’ by the media house.
Mr Koinange’s salary is, in fact, equivalent to about what six presenters take home in salary and aspires to rival that of the company’s CEO, Waruru Wachira.
Already Janet Mbugua, one of the most admired female TV presenters in Kenya, has resigned to pursue other interests and could be followed by her colleague Hussein Mohamed, who has been disenfranchised by the management. Ms Mbugua was among the highest paid presenters at about Ksh500,000, according to inside sources, while Hussein could be earning far less in spite of working more.
JEFF KOINANGE NET WORTH
he is worth around ksh 50 billion according to Forbes 2017.
JEFF KOINANGE BOOK – Through My african eyes
“Through My African Eyes!” is a concise narrative covering some of the major players in 20th century African politics. The book is rich with insights into the personal and intellectual underpinnings of many historical events in Africa.
Chronicles of some pretty interesting Africans from warlords, soldiers, victims and politicians lend insight into Jeff’s celebrated journalistic style
JEFF KOINANGE CNN
Included among the more significant stories Koinange has covered for CNN in Africa were the crisis in Darfur, the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone and the famine in Niger, for which Koinange won an Emmy award.
He was sacked due to scandals.
Jeff Koinange Contacts
Twitter handle: @KoinangeJeff
Twitter site: https://twitter.com/KoinangeJeff
JEFF KOINANGE RELATIONSHIP WITH UHURU KENYATTA
It is argued he is Uhuru kenyatta cousin.
In 2012, Uhuru Kenyatta revealed that he was bullied in school despite being the president’s son.
In an interview with Kiss 100 presenter Jeff Mote, Jeff said Uhuru bullied him at St Mary’s School.
Jeff recalled how Kenyatta hit him on the head during a game they referred to as ngoto.
“Boss, Uhunye alinihanda ndani ya minibus ya shule bwana (Uhuru used to bully me in the school minibus). Can you imagine that he is now the President,” he revealed.
The two attended the prestigious school, though Kenyatta was a few classes ahead of Jeff at the time.