|Real Name||Mike Okinyi|
|Age||41 (As of 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Kenya|
|Year of Birth||1970|
Sports journalism in Kenya is interchangeable with Mike Okinyi. His in-depth knowledge of matters sports- both regional and international-and experience has gained him a place among the best if not the most pleasing sports journalists in the nation. He has risen from sports news presenter to a sports editor at Citizen TV.
He examined broadcast journalism at the University of Nairobi.
Mike has been a sports editor at Citizen TV for 11 years now. He was promoted to this enviable position in March 2010. Apart from this, he has also written several articles related to sporting activities in Kenya. The reports deliver deep insights into volleyball, football, and boxing, among others.
The sports anchorperson also doubles as a moderator. In January 2019, Okinyi was appointed by the World Athletics Under 20 Championship as the Media Broadcast & Communication Director.
He was selected by former Sports, Culture, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa right before he was removed as a CS. Rashid also nominated Chris Mbaisi, the Sports Journalists’ Association of Kenya (SJAK), president to assist Mike Okinyi. The two were part of the committee selected to host the 2020 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)World Under 20 Championships. The committee’s position was to offer the best high-level organizational exemplars for the hosting of the world championships in Nairobi.
Wife And Personal life
The journalist is wedded to Dorothy Okeyo-Okinyi. In 2015, he announced the loss of his son, Twani Kitwana, through Twitter. He died from sickle cell anemia intricacies.
“ It is with great sorrow that I announce the demise of my boy Twani Kitwani…..he was a combatant but lost the battle today,” he tweeted.
In 2009, he obtained the TV journalist of the year at the FOYA (Football of the Year Award) Awards. This is also understood as the KPL award, which is meant to celebrate association football players, coaches, officials, and journalists experiencing in the Kenya Premier League.
In 2015, he was granted the Mohamed Amin Africa Awards (MAAMAs) in the Best sports Content Category. He acquired the award together with fellow journalist Wahiga Mwaura.