Yvonne Okwara recounts how Saint Kipchoge aided in her grieving

Yvonne Okwara is one of those women who is well respected in the media industry for her hard-hitting and take no prisoner’s journalistic style.

Yesterday, the charismatic Citizen TV anchor showed a softer side as she shared an inspiring tale on the impact that Eliud Kipchoge’s record-setting run on Saturday had on her.

The marathoner smiling as he crosses the line
Eliud smiling as he crosses the line

Eliud Kipchoge is becoming like the man who can do no wrong! Can he also cure cancer? Yvonne confessed to her fellow news gang presenters about how she was forced to delay her late brother’s memorial to celebrate Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria.

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She explained that her family had converged to commemorate her brother’s one-year passing. ‘This is a very personal moment for me. I lost my brother a year ago and Kipchoge’s feat found us at the most unlikely place. I will get emotional but I’ll try and tell this story. On Saturday, October 12, we had a memorial for my deceased brother by the graveside, but we had our phones with us. We literally delayed the occasion as we were to start it at 11 am, same time as Kipchoge’s special moment.’ Yvonne related.

The anchor looking great
Yvonne Okwara

Even during such a sorrowful moment, the anchor recalled that the heroic moment had given her and her family a moment of joy. ‘My uncles, aunts, mum, and cousins went wild with celebrations after Kipchoge won. We were literally celebrating by the graveside,’ Okwara stated.

The marathoner running
Eliud Kipchoge

Her family then went on with the planned memorial after witnessing the historic record being set up. Okwara said that they were not the only family that interrupted their mourning to watch Kipchoge run. She recalled that the other family came by our side to celebrate then went off to pray. ‘One guy shouted 1: 59 twice in honour of Kipchoge and then recited The father, Son and Holy Spirit and they walked away celebrating. That was a simple hilarious prayer in an unlikely place around the graveyard,” Okwara narrated.

Yvonne Okwara in blue
Yvonne Okwara in blue

Okwara isn’t one to get a favour without giving out appreciation, telling Eliud, ‘I want to thank Kipchoge for making such a hard moment that easier.’

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Yvonne Okwara outlines 6 measures to tackle the cancer menace

Yvonne Okwara is one of the most outspoken of television presenters in Kenya. The Citizen T.V anchor is not one who is afraid to speak up about things she strongly feels about.

Yesterday she revealed her thoughts about the current cancer scare that has swept our country ever since the late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore died last month.

Bob-Collymore
Bob-Collymore

Before she offered her six measures on how to face the menace, Okwara ranted about politicians taking advantage of the current sombre situation in the country. She said;

Kenyatta National Hospital is asking Kenyans to contribute money to build a cancer hospital, yet is the same hospital that ironically denied a cancer patient treatment until she died. The real national disaster here is not cancer, but our leaders who use this highly emotional moments following the deaths of prominent individuals to make rosy statements.

Yvonne Okwara in white
Yvonne Okwara in white

She added that the mess we face is not a joke considering that the National Assembly and Senate could not even agree on Ksh11 billion for the counties which handle 90 per cent of the health function.

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She then listed what she would do to deal with the scourge? She said the country should;

-Gather all data on cancer. Then finish mapping out all the counties to understand the extent and scope of the problem.

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-Build a cancer centre and see to it that MPs ensure that it is fully funded.

-Fully implement national cancer strategy 2017-2022 and establish at least four regional cancer distributed in 47 counties.

Yvonne Okwara in striped top
Yvonne Okwara in striped top

-Strengthen the counties and sub-county hospitals to provide better health care.

-Empower the UHC program which focuses on primary care where screening and accurate diagnosis should be done.

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Yvonne Okwara reminisces recovery process 6 months after surgery

Citizen TV’s Yvonne Okwara is a beautiful and fit woman. The 36-year-old siren, who is a gym rat, has undergone two surgeries in 13 months, with the last one being on December 2018.

Yvonne Okwara recently resumed her gym routine, and in a post she shared on Instagram, she said running was spiritual to her. She loves keeping fit.

WENT FOR MY FIRST RUN THIS MORNING, 6 MONTHS AFTER MY SURGERY AND SLIP DISK INJURY! WAS A LITTLE SLOWER THAN BEFORE, BUT PROGRESS IS PROGRESS! RUNNING IS SO SPIRITUAL FOR ME. THAT 5AM CLEAN AIR, BIRDS CHIRPING, COMMUNING WITH GOD AT THAT HOUR. ALSO, GREAT BONDING TIME WITH LE HUSBAND. THE ONE WHO GOT ME STARTED WITH RUNNING AND FITNESS AND EATING RIGHT!

Yvonne Okwara

The former KTN presenter has always inspired women to work out and stay healthy.

Okwara believes in beauty and she penned a letter to herself, which read;

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL… BUT NOT LIKE THOSE GIRLS IN THE MAGAZINES. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, FOR THE WAY SHE THINKS. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, FOR THAT SPARKLE IN HER EYES WHEN SHE TALKS ABOUT SOMETHING SHE LOVES. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, FOR HER ABILITY TO MAKE OTHERS SMILE EVEN WHEN SHE IS SAD. NO, SHE IS NOT BEAUTIFUL FOR SOMETHING AS TEMPORARY AS HER LOOKS. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL DEEP DOWN TO HER.

Yvonne Okwara

KTN presenter Yvonne Okwara earned peanuts in her first job as a waitress

KTN’s Yvonne Okwara is a great example of hard work pays. The sexy TV siren, who prefers a low life away from the limelight, is giving her counterparts a run for their money.

Yvonne Okwara has created a name for herself in the flooded media industry and just like many, she also has a story to tell.

The 35-year-old lady has revealed that her first job was a waitress and earned sh150.

“FIRST JOB WAS AT WALKER’S RESTAURANT AT REINSURANCE PLAZA. WAITRESS. EARNED 150BOB A DAY!,” OKWARA TWEETED.

Yvonne Okwara’s revelation has left many by surprise and just like they say, life is a journey.

Okwara’s follower by the name Disco Volante responded to her tweet and he wrote:

“THE TRENCHES IN HOSPITALITY CAN BE UNFORGIVING! 150 BOB, HII NAIROBI?!”

The sultry media personality went ahead to explain how she would stay till late to clean up the restaurant.

“I KNOW, RIGHT? RESTAURANT OPENED AT 9AM. WE HAD TO BE IN AT 7AM. CLOSED AT 8PM. STAYED TILL 10PM TO CLEAN UP. ALL FOR 150BOB. BUT I LEARNED A LOT. TO RESPECT WAIT STAFF AND DEALING WITH PEOPLE! SMILE GOES A LONG WAY. EARNED MORE IN TIPS THIS WAY!”

Responding to another follower, Yvonne Okwara says that Hard work and humility is key

“MUNGU NI MKUBWA. HARD WORK. HUMILITY. PASSION. PLUS USING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN IS WHAT IS KEY. THERE IS A LESSON IN EVERYTHING.”

The senior KTN news presenter is married and has in the past interviews talked about her marriage to an older man and ailing brother.

 

KTN presenter Yvonne Okwara turns 35 as she thanks husband for being her rock

KTN presenter Yvonne Okwara is aging like fine wine.

Yvonne Okwara

The sexy screen siren turned 35-years-old yesterday and in a message, she posted on social media, Yvonne thanked her family, husband, and God for her life.

“It’s my birthday today. I’m 35! Yap, not shy of stating my age. That’s because I have been so blessed. I have achieved much more in my career than I expected. I have a great, loving family! A strong man who’s my rock! God has been good to me. I’m alive (if you know me, you know what this means) Thank you God for the blessings! #35NeverLookedSoGood,” read her message.

Many including her colleagues wished her a happy birthday and more to come.

Mashirima Kapombe: Happy birthday @YvonneOkwara as you grow a year older, may you grow wiser, more courageous and firm in speaking truth to power. May you continue being a true example of what this great profession of journalism is, and may you shine always… brighter than a diamond

Ogisa Patrick: Happy birthday Yvonne and may the Lord grant you many more years because we love you so much.

Yvonne Okwara

Wabule Nabibia Wekesa: Happy birthday Yvonne Okwara. May God continue expanding your territory.

Ngenye Karuri: Grow stronger my sister. Anchoring your joy in Godliness and family values is a true strong tower. HBD dada. Baraka galore

Erastus Changaya: Great woman, you are always wonderful

Roosevelt Nguku: Happy birthday Yvonne; you are a gem. God bless you and keep you so that you may celebrate many more birthday anniversaries.