|Real Name||Jeff Mwaura Koinange|
|Age||54 years as of 2021|
|Place of Birth||Banana, Kiambu,|
|Year of Birth||7th of January 1966|
|Children||Jamal Mbiyu Koinange|
|Net Worth||Kshs. 100 million|
Jeff Koinange Biography
Jeff Mwaura Koinange is a Kenyan-born journalist, radio presenter & TV personality. He hosts the Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) Concert on Citizen TV. He even co-hosts the Breakfast Show on Hot 96 with Professor Hamo.
Jeff Koinange Birthday, Age, Birthplace, Tribe
The award-winning jeff was born on 7th of January 1966 in Kiambaa village, Kiambu County, Kenya. He is currently 54-years old. Jeff hails from the Agikuyu community of Kenya. His home-town is at Banana, Kiambu, central-Kenya. He gets to celebrate his birth-day on the 7th of January of each year.
Jeff Koinange Family
Jeff Koinange was born to hard-working Fredrick Mbiyu Koinange and Hilda Wambui Koima on 7th January 1966. His father passed when he was only two months old. His uncle, Mbiyu Koinange, played a massive role in his upbringing. Jeff is wedded to Shaila Koinange, and concurrently, they are blessed with a son named Jamal Mbiyu Koinange.
Mbiyu Koinange was Jomo Kenyatta’s brother-in-law, suggesting Jeff Koinange is connected to the current president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. In addition, Jeff Koinange’s aunt, Lilian Wairimu Koinange, is married to the Anglican Bishop Obadiah Kariuki, the mom of Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki. Jeff Koinange, AG Paul Kihara Kariuki, & President Uhuru Kenyatta are related by blood.
Jeff Koinange Education background
Between 1987 and 1989, he went to Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York, where he graduated with an associate degree. He then moved to New York University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.
Jeff Koinange Career Background
His first leg into his profession was when he worked at Kenya Television Network (KTN), Kenya’s first separated television channel. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked for Reuters Television, where he encircled Africa. He was promoted to their Chief Producer in 1999-2001. Jeff then worked at ABC News from 1991 to 1992. In 1994, he performed for NBC News as a producer. At this milestone, he went to work for the coveted CNN.
While at CNN, Jeff performed as the African Correspondent of the network. He wrapped a lot of African crises such as the civil wars in Liberia, famine in Niger, the situation in Darfur, and civil wars in Sierra Leone. He triumphed an Emmy Award for his excellent work covering these stories. For out of Africa, he has existed able to cover the Iraq war and the Hurricane Katrina crisis. Jeff Koinange quit working for CNN on 29th May 2007, behind CNN Network announced his exit.
In December 2008, Jeff Koinange was employed as a news anchor by the Kenyan K24 TV Station. He began doing test runs almost immediately, where he hosted the Capital Talk Show on K24 TV.
In January 2017, Jeff entered Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV, where he now hosts the Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) talk presentation that airs every Wednesday. In addition, he co-hosts the Breakfast Show on Hot 96 Radio with Professor Hamo. Royal Media Services also own hot 96.
Jeff entered East Africa’s Got Talent (EAGT) as a judge depicting Kenya. He judges it alongside Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Makeda Mahadeo (Rwanda) & Gaetano Kagwa (Uganda). The first season of EAGT premiered on 4th August 2019.
Jeff Koinange JKL Citizen TV
He hosts the Jeff Koinange Live (JKL) Presentation on Citizen TV. Jeff also airs a Sunday Live show alongside his co-host Victoria Rubadiri.
Jeff Koinange Wife, ex- wife
He is presently married to his long-term eye candy, the Kenyan- Asian beauty known as Shaila Koinange. The two met in mid-1986 while auctioning to be flight guides for Pan American World Airways.
They tied the knot in early 1998 after being forced to postpone their wedding due to the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi by terrorists. Jeff had previously been married to a lady from Panama known as Sonya. Sonya was his first wife. The two divorced in 1994.
Jeff Koinange Son
Jeff & Shaila were blessed with a son known as Jamal Mbiyu Koinange. Jamal was concocted after a nine-year struggle. They had pushed several of conception with none fruiting. They were at the bite of giving up when the two met Jimmy Monclus Maleketa, a half Spanish half Congolese friend they met in Lagos.
Jimmy advised that they try invitro- fertilization (IVF) at a well-known fertility clinic in Barcelona, Spain, which they did. Barely one month later was Sheila expectant. Jamal was born in South Africa.
Jeff Koinange Autobiography
Jeff has an autobiography understood as ‘Through my African Eyes’ published in 2014 by Footprints Press Kenya. He gets to share his two- cents on several topics on this side, ranging from childhood to career. He also conveys some intimate bits about his life and his voyage here.
Jeff Koinange Home
On the 6th April 2020, Jeff Koinange’s home worth above ksh.130 million was auctioned by a business due to his failure to settle accrued debts. The advert was positioned in the local dailies, inviting those interested in the two parties to submit their attraction. The bidding deposit was ksh.5 million in cash or a banker’s cheque. The belongings are to be auctioned on 28th April 2020.
Jeff Koinange cars
Jeff presently drives the outlandish Mercedes Benz G- class, whose factory price was dabbled at Ksh. 10 million.
Jeff Koinange Accident
In December 2019, a car identical to Jeff’s was involved in a road accident along the Northern bypass. The car was a Mercedes Benz G- the wagon that crashed with a lorry. This caused panic, with people trying to reach Jeff on whether or not he was the one implicated in the accident.
Jeff came out to deny the assertions stating that he was the one involved in the accident since, at that very moment, he was on his way to Baringo to give an early Christmas to the Baringo Dancing Trio who had ranged viral on social media. Nevertheless, it was later made known to us that Shaffie Weru, a Kenyan radio presenter whose automobile was involved in the said accident. Shaffie Weru & Jeff Koinange’s cars are more or less of the identical model.
You can check his website www.jeffkponange.co.ke for attributes. He is also an active user of social media pages as “Koinangejeff.”
Jeff Koinange Net worth
Jeff is one man who has drowned in sweat for his hard-earned money. He currently lives excellent, thanks to his hard work. His current net worth is about Kshs. 100 million. He recently granted Jalang’o a wristwatch worth Kshs. 3 million.
Jeff owns a cavalcade of expensive cars, one of them being the coveted Mercedes Benz G- class that commands over Kshs. 10 million. He also models a Breitling for Bentley watch with sashes made of genuine crocodile skin. He furthermore smokes Partagas Series D Cuban cigars that are worth almost Kshs. 500,000.