Yvonne Okwara Biography, Networth, Age, Husband, Career, Family
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Yvonne Buliba Okwara Matole is a well-known Kenyan media persona. She anchors the news for Royal Media Services (RMS) on Citizen Television. She is the only anchor to broadcast the 9:00 pm news. Yvonne is famous for her unique news segment, called the explainer, where she decodes the complicated issues surrounding current subjects. The journalist hosts national discussions about a variety of topics, including public education about Kenya’s constitution and the historic elections of 2013.
How Old is Yvonne Okwara?
Yvonne is 39 as of 2022. Her birth date was March 16th, 1983
Yvonne Okwara Place of Birth
She was born in the west region of Kenya. She is the eldest of three children born to the late Ms. Esther Ambale Sande. The details about her father’s name are not yet public domain.
In the year 2018, Yvonne was devastated to lose her older brother Albert Okwara, aged 50. Albert was suffering from disabilities as deafblind until he was diagnosed with German measles that struck in the course of the pregnancy of his mother. In 2019, this led Yvonne to post on social media a lengthy post he called “My Journey through the life of Albert Okwara’
“The world of disabilities is lonely! The path has been filled with pain, tears, and lost hopes. However, it has also provided amazing lessons that have helped me become the person I am now! Let me tell you why Albert is blind in the deaf. He cannot understand, speak or see,” This is part of the lengthy post she wrote.
The German measles infection brought on more problems to Albert’s life, leading to mental retardation, deafness, and blindness. Her mother sought medications, but they yielded no results.
Yvonne Okwara Education Background
Yvonne is an alumna from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in BSc Microbiology Zoology Botany as well as Chemistry.
Yvonne Okwara Career Background
Yvonne began hosting KBC’s children’s show at 10 years old. In 2008, she joined the ranks of producer of the Radio Talk Show for QFM and was offered the opportunity to be her voiceover for the issues with money on the NTV business program.
Nation Media Group (NMG) later launched QTV as a production company. She was offered the task of producing. Later, she transferred back to KTN at the end of November 2012 on the basis of a contract. The five-year contract she had with KTN expired in the year 2018 and she decided not to renew the contract, and rather became a part of Citizen TV as a news anchor. In addition to working for Royal Media Services, Yvonne is a voice-over artist for TV shows like Samantha Bridal’s show which is on NTV.
The anchor of the TV show began her career at the Walker’s Hotel where she was paid peanuts in Kshs. 150. Okwara was later hired by KTN as an anchor for news. She was given the chance and was later promoted to an anchor in the Senior position and a producer of content.
She was the host of the talk show on Sunday “Checkpoint,” where she moderated analysts on the political side of the most significant stories that broke the news the entire week. Yvonne was then elevated to become the Director of News Anchors in KTN.
Moderatorship at KTN Moderating at KTN gave Yvonne extensive experience in moderating talks. In the month of March 2014, she had the opportunity to moderate at the Conference of African Finance Ministers in Abuja, Nigeria.
Yvonne Okwara Husband and Children
Yvonne Okwara tied a knot with Andrew Matole Konde. Andrew is a vet surgeon by profession. The couple tied the knot at a wedding with a colorful invitation-only ceremony on December 6, the year 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nairobi.
The air was rented by rumors that prior to the actual wedding day the venues were changed from time to time because Andrew’s lovers could walk in and interfere with the ceremony. Andrew was previously engaged with Alice Manyole Matole whom they separated from but hadn’t been divorced in a formal way. Andrew and Alice had three children, but details regarding the children remain a secret.
Andrew Matole Konde and Yvonne Okwara Controversial Wedding
The pastors of NPC Valley Road Church were not able to participate in the wedding ceremony as Andrew was not yet legally divorced from his first wife, Alice Matole. It was said that the wedding venue was changed three times in fear of Andrew’s wife storming into the venue to disrupt the event.
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Yvonne Okwara Children
The details regarding Yvonne Okwara and Matole Konde‘s children aren’t yet public. We will update this report when we gather enough information.
Yvonne Okwara Awards, Recognitions, and Achievements
Yvonne Okwara plays the role of media consultant in Kenya’s National Defense College. She also serves on the ENACTUS Business Advisory Council. However, Yvonne is a board member of CBM Kenya, a development organization that cares for those in society who have disabilities. She is also currently the chairman of the Advisory Board for Africa Uncensored. It is an uncensored media company founded by Kenya’s best investigative journalists. Yvonne has also been a part of Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative Media.
The award-winning TV anchor had an opportunity to host the presidential debates in Kenya in 2017. In addition, she has also moderated a variety of local and international panels including world-renowned personalities like Melinda Gates (the famous Bill Gates husband), UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Former US Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, Former IMF Deputy Director Min Zhu, Governor Central Bank of Kenya Dr. Patrick Njoroge, Bishop TD Jakes, Chairman Monetary Authority of Singapore and the former African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka.
Yvonne Okwara Net Worth and Salary
One of the longest-running television anchors Yvonne is paid more than $2,000. She estimates her net worth in 2022 is greater than $500k