Yvonne Okwara Matole Biography: Age, Husband, Children, Contacts, KTN News, Tribe, House, Net Worth and Salary
Yvonne Okwara Matole Biography
If you take a quick tour through Kenya’s media industry, you will realize that Yvonne Okwara Matole is not just any other name. Yvonne Okwara is a brand that KTN News cannot do without.
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In this article, we shall highlight KTN News’ Yvonne Okwara Matole’s Biography, a news anchor who has been in the media industry for over ten years. She is an ambitious, sassy, and audacious media personality who has set the pace for many women.
Yvonne Okwara Age, Birthday and birthplace
Yvonne is 37 years old as of the year 2020 having been born on March 16, 1983.
She, therefore, celebrates her birthday on March 16 every year.
She was born in the Western region of Kenya.
Yvonne Okwara Tribe
Her name Matole can be ascribed to the Luhya tribe which is among the top 5 most populous tribes in Kenya.
Yvonne Okwara family
Yvonne is the last born of three children born to Ms. Esther Ambale Sande. Details of Yvonne’s father have not been publicized yet.
In 2018, her elder brother Albert Okwara passed on at 50 years. Albert was disabled, deaf-blinded. The news of her brother’s passing devastated Yvonne to an extent that she took to the social media and wrote a long post entitled “My Journey with Albert Okwara.”
Albert’s complications arose from the German Measles that their mother contracted when she was heavy with him.
“Let me start at the beginning. In the 60s, while expectant, my mother contracted German Measles. It has no symptoms. By the time she was giving birth to her firstborn son, there were complications. Mental retardation and deaf-blindness started to set in.
She tried everything, no door was unknocked, multiple surgeries, consultations. She talked to every doctor in the country. All of them, including, the professors, told her they had traveled far and wide and had NEVER seen anyone like my brother.
That he would not live beyond his 5th birthday. Or his 10th. Nor his 12th. Albert Okwara is still here! 50 years later! What a journey it has been.
Friends have fallen along the way; those that could make the choice did so and exited our lives. Called it a curse. To the entire community! I won’t name names but he knows himself!
The world of disability is a lonely one! The road has been lined with tears, pain, dashed hopes. But it has also had wonderful lessons that have made me who I am today! Let me explain, Albert is deaf-blind. He does not see, speak, or hear.
His perception of the world has been through his primary caregiver, his mother. My mother! We have cared for him, fed him, clothed him, and bathed him for close to 5 decades now. Today the round-the-clock care continues,” this is part of Yvonne’s long post about her brother Albert.
Yvonne Okwara husband, Wedding, Children
Yvonne is married to Andrew Matole Konde, a veterinary surgeon. They tied the knot more than five years ago on December 6, 2014 at Crown Plaza Hotel in Nairobi.
Grapevine had it that their wedding venues had to be changed a day to their wedding on grounds that Andrew’s mistresses could walk in and disrupt the ceremony. He had been previously married to Alice Manyole Matole and together they bore three children and had not officially divorced by the time he was wedding Yvonne.
Andrew and Yvonne have not given birth to any children. Rumors have it that Yvonne might be barren.
Yvonne Okwara Education Background
She studied at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in BSc Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry.
Yvonne Okwara Career Background
While responding to a question posed during one of her interviews with the Insight Magazine, a publication of The Standard Media Group, Yvonne said that she considers herself a success in as far as Journalism and the media industry are concerned.
She began working at a radio station-QFM owned by the Royal Media Services, RMS before taking up other bigger posts as a news producer, a show Host, and finally a news anchor at the KTN News.
At one point, Yvonne worked as at the host of “NTV This Morning” at Nation Media Group.
She acknowledges that her greatest breakthrough came when she joined KTN five years ago.
She currently hosts “Checkpoint” at the KTN News.
Her passion dates back to when she was ten years old. Yvonne could host the KBC children variety show at the age of 10.
Yvonne Okwara Net Worth and Salary
Although she does not feature in the list of top 10 richest media personalities in Kenya, Yvonne Okwara’s estimated net worth as of the year 2020 stands at over Kshs 15 million.
She pockets over Kshs 300, 000 in a month.
Yvonne Okwara house
Through a video, Yvonne showed off her plush home in 2018 that is worth millions. Below are some photos of her posh home.
Click on the following link to view Yvonne Okwara’s retirement home
Yvonne Okwara Contacts
Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/yvonneokwara
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YvonneOkwaraOfficial/