Yvonne Okwara Matole (born 16 March 1983) is a Kenyan television journalist working for Citizen TV. She has 13 years experience of in radio and television.
Her real name is Yvonne Buliba Okwara Matole.
Yvonne Okwara’s name sounds like a Nigerian Igbo name, Okwara is a Nigerian name. Maybe Yvonne Okwara’s parents (one of her parents) is from Nigeria. This does not indicate that Yvonne Okwara is a Nigerian. She is a Kenyan and from Kenya.
Early Life and Career
Okwara was born on March 16, 1983, in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an alumnus of Kianda High School. She holds an BSc in Microbiology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a graduate of the Bloomberg/ Africa Leadership Initiative Media fellowship.
Yvonne has been the victim of tribal stereotypes. Many people believe that she is a Luo, which is not the case. Others have speculated that she is a Kisii. It happens that she spoke in Luhya to calm down a caller on live TV and that gave away her tribe. Where does Yvonne Okwara come from? She is from western Kenya.
Okwara’s first job in media was at KBC she was doing a children’s show. She was hired by radio station, Hot 96FM. She later joined the Nation group through QFM, QTV. She was hired by Kenya Television Network (KTN).
However, there is more to the ambitious and self-driven news anchor than meets the eye. While Yvonne Okwara weight loss is a sign of her determination to achieve her goals, her life journey has not been without its challenges as well.
Yvonne Okwara is married to her lovely husband “Andrew Matole“, who is a veterinary surgeon.
Yvonne Okwara tied the knot in 2014. Her husband, Andrew Matole Konde was 47 at the time, and Buliba was 31. There has always been debate on the 16-year age gap between the two, but Yvonne has made it clear she is not bothered by it.
Andrew is a veterinary surgeon, and the two met for the first time when Buliba’s pet was sick. Their wedding was an invite-only event. It happened on December 6, 2014, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nairobi. She has reiterated that the two are happy together and that Andrew is her best friend. Does Yvonne Okwara have a child? No. She has always said it is okay not to have or even want to have children.
She had an older brother by the name Albert Okwara who died in 2018 aged 50. Albert was suffering from German measles, a disease that results in mental retardation, blindness and deafness.
Yvonne Okwara’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $850, 000 – $5 million.