Despite being worth Ksh 50 million, presenter Jeff Koinange sometimes looks at his bank account and sighs with disappointment.
The popular journalist confessed in an interview that he also goes broke sometimes just like any other ordinary Kenyan despite his wealthy family background and thick portfolio.
“I go broke, just like the next person. But because I was born into a family name like this, ‘Koinange,’ they say, Oh you people have a street named after you, your people were in government for the last 50 years,” said Jeff in a one-on-one interview with SDE.
His father died when he was just two months old
Jeff, in the interview, said that his father died two months after he was born leaving his mother a widow with three other children to care of meaning he had to step up his hustle from a young age but he doesn’t regret as much.
“My father died the day I turned two months old, leaving a 28 year old widow to care for four kids on her own, and she did don’t just imagine things,” he said.
” Also because if he was around, we might have ended up as some really spoilt brats as kids, and I’m glad we didn’t end up that way. So, you know, it’s not my calling, but, I think it’s a good thing he went.
“And look, that’s what people think, it’s the stereotypical image they have of me, and I hope I can set the record straight with the book, because, everyone thinks I grew up privileged.
I do go broke, just like the next person. But because I was born into a family name like this, ‘Koinange,’ they say, “Oh, you people have a street named after you, your people were in government for the last 50 years.”
And for me it’s like, you know what, that’s all well and good, but listen to my story, listen to the fact that my father died the day I turned two months old, leaving a 28 year old widow to care for four kids on her own, and she did. You know, read the story, don’t just imagine.
“This is exactly why people are so misunderstood. And it is also why I think it’s important for everyone to write their story, because, people assume whatever they want to assume.
Even then, at the end of the day, I might not be able to convince some people. They’ll still sit and think, this is just a book, it’s just a story. And that’s unfortunate.”
Jeff Okello popularly known as ‘Ninja’ has finally married his baby mama. The Mother-In-Law actor tied the knot in an exclusive ceremony on Sunday.
Jeff Okello finally married his Finnish sweetheart Katja Maria Huhta after close to four years of dating. The two lovebirds are blessed with a beautiful baby girl.
“She was born in Finland and now that we have finished our shoot, I have time to go and be with her. It is a joy as I have only seen her on pictures. She is growing bigger and bigger every day,” said Jeff Okello during an interview with Nairobi News.
Met in Kayole
The Mother-In-Law reveals that he met his wife in Kayole estate. Katja Maria Huhta was in Kenya for volunteer work before she met the love of her life.
“I met my fiancée Katja Maria Huhta almost four years ago when she was doing volunteer work in Kayole and now we have an adorable daughter who will be turning eight months on Monday.”
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