Yvonne okwara matole is a media personality in Kenya working as a news anchor. has been in the media industry in for over 10 years, is a darling and role model to many
YVONNE OKWARA BIOGRAPHY
he was born on March 16, 1983, in Nairobi, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on March 16th every year
Yvonne, who is so vocal on matters to do with people living with disabilities attributes this cause to having a brother who is disabled hence having been affected at first level. Her brother, Albert Okwara was born deafblind close to 50 years ago. This then has been a huge responsibility to all the family members and something that has made her learn how lonely the world can be in the world of the disabled especially in a world with high levels of ‘perfection’.
Yvonne hints that she is working on a plan that will create a platform for outreach and advocacy and support families of people living with disabilities. She is working with Daddy Owen to make Mulika Awards bigger. The awards seeks to celebrate and honour those who are making a difference inspite of their challenges.
YVONNE OKWARA CV AND EDUCATION
JKUAT – she majored in BSc Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry
She got her first job at walkers hotel where she was paid a mere ksh 150
several regional and international meetings, including the Conference of African Finance Ministers in Abuja, Nigeria in March 2014.
She was about 10 years old when she started hosting the KBC’s children variety show.
In 2008, she became a Radio Talk Show Producer of QFM.
Nation Media opened up QTV and she again signed on as a producer but in November 2012 she moved to KTN.
On 22 April 2018 Yvonne Okwara ended her contact of 5 years with KTN and joined Citizen tv on June 2018.
But where did her passion for the screen begin? Her passion began when she was only 8 years old back at KBC. She used to present a Children’s Variety Show and also did a variety of voice overs. No she is not a successful journalist yet because she is continuously improving. She is not there yet.
On the opportunity to be one of the key interviewers during the 2017 Presidential Debate, she admits it was one of the greatest opportunities she thanks God for. Talking about the whole experience, Yvonne admits that she was nervous which apparently was a good thing was since the adrenaline prepared her to put her best foot forward. Luckily for her, she had met almost all the candidates forehand during KTN’s “Meet the President” show
YVONNE OKWARA HUSBAND
Many people meet their soulmates in fairly special situations, but Citizen TV anchor Yvonne Okwara’s love story is quite unique.
In a sit down with one of the local dailies, the poised anchor revealed that she met her husband, Andrew Matole, in his office when she had taken her sick pet for treatment.
Okwara was 31 years old at the time while her soulmate, a veterinary surgeon, was 47.
Her attempts to keep their union lowkey was, however, futile and shortly after she got married, people started trolling her demanding an explanation why she married a man who was over a decade her senior.
ANDREW MATOLE AGE
Andrew was 47 and Yvonne was only 31 when they got married in 2014. The KTN anchor was asked about the huge age difference and she stated that it was not a bother to her.
Yvonne Okwara exchanged vows with her husband Andrew Matole in December 2014. Her wedding was shrouded in secrecy and people speculated it was because of the other woman.
Andrew Matole was previously married to one Alice Manyola Matole and they have three children together. Andrew is 16 years older than Yvonne Okwara and this has been an issue to critics.
YVONNE MATOLE PARENTS AND FAMILY
Speaking of her background, not much is known about her parents. However, she discloses in her biography that she is the last born of three children of Ms. Esther Ambale Sande.
In the year 2018, the Citizen TV Presenter, Yvonne Okwara was moaning the death of her elder brother, Albert Okwara, aged 50, who had been living with a disability as a deaf-blind person. Okwara took it to the social media to share how they had a strong bond but now he is finally gone.
Following a long emotional post last year, 2019, titled ‘My Journey with Albert Okwara’ on social media, the TV anchor opened up on living with her brother who was disabled.
Yvonne Aoll: Did you ever feel the pressure to get married before you did?
Yvonne Okwara: No. Never. I don’t live my life like that. Never have. I do what I want to do, when I feel the time is right. I don’t pay attention to such things.
Yvonne Aoll: Do you feel any pressure to have children?
Yvonne Okwara: Not at all. It will happen if it’s meant to happen. I really, truly, don’t take to any societal pressures. Ever. Because I’m such an intrinsic person, if there’s ever any pressure it would have to be from myself. Never from the outside world.
Yvonne Aoll: For the people who don’t want to get married, or don’t want to have children, and are clear about that, but continue to deal with societal pressures, what would you tell them?
YVONNE OKWARA TRIBE
She is from luhya tribe
citizen TV Anchor Yvonne Okwara had to resort to her vernacular to calm down an agitated caller during a live sports show, Viva Africa.
The caller, identified only as Christine had won Ksh 10,000 after answering questions posed to her by Mike Okinyi, another journalist.
The caller had failed to answer the maximum questions required to have won the amount, and another journalist Francis Gachuri stepped in for her. Gachuri managed to answer eight questions, thus winning the money on Christine’s behalf.
However, the Karen-based caller demanded that the journalists send her the money, to which Okinyi declined, insisting that she had to pick the money by herself on Wednesday. Christine declined to give in to their demands and she urged Yvonne to convince her fellow journalists to send the money.
she earns a six digit salary