Yvonne Okwara Matole

Yvonne Okwara Matole is a journalist currently working at Citizen TV under the Royal Media Services (RMS). 

Yvonne serves as a Senior News Presenter and a Commentator for the News Gang Programme that airs every Thursday night on Citizen TV. 

The veteran journalist was born in Nairobi on March 16, 1983, and has at least 13 years of experience in media and radio.

In 2022, Okwara hosted the Presidential debate on July 26 that was only attended by President William Ruto. She also moderated the 2017 Presidential debate.

Some of the shows Okwara has hosted on Citizen TV include the News Gang, the Explainer, and a weekly business show.

Prior to joining Royal Media Services, Yvonne worked at Standard Group PLC where she served as the news anchor on CheckPoint News Bulletin Programme. 

Her career in journalism began at a tender age when she hosted the KBC's children's variety show.

She has worked as a Talk Show Producer for QFM a Nation Media Group (NMG) subsidiary.

Besides Citizen TV, Okwara has worked at KTN News, K24, Hot 96, and NTV.

Okwara holds a degree in Microbiology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

In her career, she has moderated a couple of international panels composed of notable names like Melinda Gates, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Bishop TD Jakes, and Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya  Patrick Njoroge among others.