Yvonne Okwara Butita Matole is a revered figure in the Kenyan media landscape, known for her extensive news coverage and passionate advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals. With a distinguished career, she has become a household name, bringing informative and elaborate news to Kenyan homes.
Yvonne Okwara Age and Family
Brn on March 16, 1983, in Western, Kenya, Yvonne is the last born in a family of three. Her mother, Esther Ambale Sande, faced the challenges of caring for Albert Okwara, Yvonne’s deaf-blind brother who passed away in 2018 due to German measles-induced conditions.
Yvonne Okwara Education
Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT). Despite her academic background, her career path diverged into the realm of journalism.
Yvonne Okwara Career
Yvonne’s journey in journalism started with humble beginnings as a waiter at Walker’s Hotel, earning meager wages. Her passion for journalism ignited at the age of 10 when she hosted a kids’ variety show on KBC. She transitioned to radio, becoming a talk show host at Q FM under Nation Media Group.
Her tenure at KTN, from 2012 to 2017, saw her host the popular Sunday show, #Checkpoint, where she moderated political analysts and gained recognition. Yvonne covered significant events, including Kenya’s constitution discussions, the 2013 general elections, and the Supreme Court election petition.
In 2018, she joined Royal Media Services and became the host of “The Explainer,” a segment that explores diverse topics every Thursday at 9:00 PM.
Yvonne has not only reported the news but has also used her platform to advocate for social causes. Through her segment “The Explainer,” she addresses issues affecting society, from civic education to gender-related concerns.
Yvonne Okwara Net Worth
Yvonne Okwara’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million, a testament to her successful and impactful career in the media industry.
Yvonne Okwara Husband
In December 2014, Yvonne Okwara married Andrew Matole, a veterinary surgeon, in an invite-only ceremony held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Nairobi. Despite rumors of venue changes due to alleged threats, Yvonne and Andrew’s marriage has endured. Yvonne describes her husband as her greatest fan and critic.
In April 2023, Yvonne sparked online discussions following her rant on “The Explainer,” expressing dissatisfaction with the treatment of Covid-19 survivors, particularly Brenda, who faced cyberbullying. Yvonne’s stance triggered a debate on gender issues during the pandemic.