Who is Betty Kyalo? | Betty Kyalo Biography and Wiki
Betty Kyalo (born Betty Mutei Kyallo) is a Kenyan media personality, entrepreneur and News anchor/journalist at Mediamax Network Ltd owned station, K24 TV. Fans can catch her on Friday and Saturday evenings when she presents the evening bulletins. She also has 682,500 Twitter followers.
Betty Kyalo Age | Birthday
Betty Kyalo Date Of Birth
Kyalo is 30 years old as of 2019, she was born on March 15th, 1989, in Ongata Rongai estate, Kajiado County, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on March 15th every year. Betty will be 31 years old on March 15th, 2020.
Betty Kyalo Height
Kyalo appears to be quite short in stature if her photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Betty Kyalo Education
Kyalo attended Olerai Primary School and Uhuru gardens primary school for her primary education and later joined Kangundo Girls High school for her secondary education. There, she continued to prepare for her future dream career in media by ensuring she performed well in English and Kiswahili. She is also a proud graduate of Daystar University, where she moved out with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.
Betty Kyalo Family
Kyalo was born as the second of four children of her single mother, Julia Ngii for her parents had divorced when she was still young and so she mentions in her biography that mother and her siblings are her core family.
Betty Kyalo Twin Sister | Betty Kyalo Siblings
She was brought up together with her elder brother and two younger sisters, her twin sister Mercy Kyalo and her youngest, Gloria Kyalo.
Betty Kyalo Wedding | Betty Kyalo Husband
Betty Kyalo and Dennis Okari | Betty Kyalo Marriage
Speaking of her personal life, Betty was a married lady. She was married to her longtime boyfriend, Dennis Okari, a journalist at NTV, both of whom exchanged vows in an exclusive wedding ceremony at the Marula Manor in Karen and Okari took Betty to some of the best holiday destinations in the world for a vacation.
Not long before, the couple divorced 6 months after their wedding due to ‘irreconcilable differences with cheating allegations.’ Dennis Okari was there henceforth nick-named “Kadinya” in NTV’s newsroom, the nickname meaning a notorious womanizer, and that his unfortunate history with women is known among his fellow journalists.
Betty Kyalo Relationship With Hassan Joho
In her biography, Betty admits that she was dating the Mombasa County Governor, Ali Hassan Joho, claiming that she was going through so much after her breakup with Dennis Okari, even though it was claimed that she was in another relationship with another man when she split with Dennis. The governor on the other side admitted that it was true and that he even bought Betty a car – BMW X5.
“It wasn’t until May (2016) that I became close to Hassan. He was going through the same thing, a separation, and we connected on that level. We tried to have something and it gave me comfort because we understood where we were with each other. He was easy to talk to, hang out and have fun with.”
“But after a few months, I decided that this was not what I wanted for myself. We had a culture clash and a religious clash. I also wanted to be a strong woman; I wanted to make something of myself and my daughter. I wanted to start a business because I am young and energetic. But he wanted someone who was chilled; there was the conversation of me quitting my career and just staying at home. We did not see eye to eye on this. It was a painful discovery, and I knew it was going to hurt once again, but I had to walk. I left with what was mine and gave him what was his and we parted ways peacefully in December 2016.”
However, to let those rumors go, she stated that if anything, the infidelity was on Dennis’ side.
Betty Kyalo Somali Lover
After her breakup with Dennis Okari, Betty Kyalo now reveals to us how happy she is together with her new lover, a Somali guy, whom she even posted photos of them having fun on their vacation in Mombasa-Diani Beach.
Betty Kyalo Children | Betty Kyalo Daughter Illness
Kyalo and Okari were blessed with only one daughter called Ivanna. Okari still supports his daughter as a responsible father, despite all the difficulties between him and Betty. In 2019, she updated her fans on the internet, disclosing that her daughter, Ivanna was hospitalized and had to stay in the ICU for a whole month.
Ivanna was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that was marked by a sudden widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord called ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis). She for almost 4 months ate nothing, her mobility, vocal ability and other cognitive abilities that she had lost.
Betty Kyalo Ken Mijungu
In the year 2019, when Ivanna, Betty’s daughter’s health deteriorated, Betty went thanked all those who assisted her during the difficult period but one name was conspicuously missing, Dennis OKari – Ivanna’s father.
Ken Mijungu, the NTV news anchor, took issue with this saying that betty’s post portrayed Okari as an irresponsible father yet he was constantly in the hospital to monitor Ivanna’s progress.
“Betty, be honest, Okari and even Naomi were there for Ivanna from the day we learned of her illness and were by her side day and night.
“Dennis called me on 23rd March at about 10 am, asked me to drop whatever I was doing because Ivanna was critical. Too weak to walk alone or drive he asked me to pick him at home. We met on Mombasa road since he couldn’t wait for me and we drove straight to the hospital. At Nairobi hospital, Betty blocked my access to the ward cubicle where Ivanna was only allowing Dennis in. I stayed by the glass doors from 11 am to 2 pm watching Ivanna who I must say was very sick,” he narrated
“Okari remained inside all that while with Betty and was joined later by Betty’s mum and sister Gloria. I understood her action because it was about the baby. I left at about 2 pm. For every single day that followed from that day on Okari was at the hospital day and night with his daughter,” divulged Mijungu.
To affirm this, Mijungu stated that Okari only reported work when he could and his boss understood his situation.
“To deliberately paint him (Okari) as irresponsible is immoral my friend. You don’t have to correct the impression you have created because the Somali guy is by your side but at-least be honest.
“We were friends before and one day we shall be friends again. Even though the relationship did not work Ivanna remains part of us and we thank God she is ok,” he wrote, sharing screenshots of his conversation with Betty on Whatapp.
Betty Kyalo Accident
When Betty was in form 3, she had a tragic accident while crossing the road from Railway Station to Gill House in Nairobi on her way to meet up with her friend for lunch. “I was hit by a Double M bus. I fell to the ground and I was dragged under. I was a mess,” she says.
She recalls with a tinge of sadness when she fell on her left side and injured half herself badly. She says in her biography that she broke her left elbow and jaw, fractured her collar bone and four ribs deflated her lungs and half of her face was grazed. It was there an then that some good samaritans got her off the ground and rushed her to hospital.
“I could not walk, go to the toilet on my own and even do basic stuff. The skin on my face was grazed so badly I had no skin on the left side of my face. My jaw was unstable and when I tried to speak it would move. I was hospitalized for two months,” she says.
The injuries she sustained from the accident were so serious that her family was scared of how she would react when she saw her face.
“For a while, my brother and mother would not let me see my reflection because they knew how I would react. But during the hospitalization period, one day I was being taken for an X-ray and I caught a glimpse of my reflection. I immediately sunk into depression. I felt like my life was over because I knew I could never be a news anchor,” she recalls with a sad smile.
She underwent eight consecutive surgeries and in October 2005, she was discharged from the hospital.
“I have always been a free spirit and so I have a lot of friends but for a while, I did not let my friends visit me. I wanted to be alone.” The journey towards recovery was rough, she says. I not only had to learn how to walk again, but I also had to learn to live with my badly bruised face. My doctors had advised my mum on grafting (surgically removing the skin from my thigh and adding it to the left side of my face) but she did not want me to go under the knife because I had already had eight surgeries in two months,” she continued narrating her sad story.
Betty had to return to school, so the following month, November, she resumed studies and luckily enough, the teachers and pupils were supportive and understanding, which helped her heal faster – the school on the other end would provide her all that it takes to make life in school more manageable. “At first, I was worried and scared about my future, but I reached the point where I stopped worrying and left everything in God’s hands. I refused to wallow in self-pity and took control of my life,” she says resolutely.
By December 2005, she began noticing signs of miracles as she puts it when small patches of her skin were returning to her face and by March 2006, she was well and had gotten a new skin.
“The only things I have now left from the accident are memories and the scars on my neck. Even today when my doctors meet me, they still cannot believe I am the same girl who had half a face. It was a miracle. I became confident and aggressive about my dream. I realized I did not have time to waste because every moment I live is a precious gift,” she says in conclusion.
Betty Kyalo Beauty Palour | Betty Kyalo Salon
Prior to moving from her former station, KTN, Kyalo in 2018 divulged details of her new business venture which attracted different reviews and reactions from her fans. She took it to social media to announce that Flair With Betty would be unveiled on in Nairobi offering a range of beauty-related services, and promised clients ‘good hair, beautiful nails, and fresh barber cuts’.
The palour is located in the Kilimani area, at the FCB Mihrab building along Lenana Road. Kyalo was previously associated with one of the popular beauty parlours, Posh Palace located across the street from the new location.
Betty Kyalo Salary
Betty Kyalo Salary At K24
Upon moving from KTN to K24 TV, Media Max has offered to pay Betty upwards of Ksh 300,000 to have her in the station. Journalists in the station are paid between Ksh 55,000 and the highest just above Ksh 200,000. Her salary at KTN estimated between Ksh 500,000-Ksh700,000 gross which was due to the tempting pay by Deputy President William Ruto’s owned media house that she decided to quit Standard Media Group.
Betty Kyalo Net Worth
Kyalo has not revealed her net worth. She is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying her wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about her net worth are revealed.
Betty Kyalo Porche Car
In February 2017, Betty Kyalo was the talk of town who quite a while. She was spotted driving The Porsche Cayenne KCG 001J, a top-rated German-made car that was rumored to belong to the Governor of Mombasa, Hassan Joho. Joho is also rumored to have taken the Porsche Cayenne for his own campaigns. The car is 2015 made and its when Joho was rumored to have brought the new car and gifted it to Betty Kyalo.
Betty Kyalo Facts and Body Measurements
Here are some interesting facts you don’t want to miss about Betty Kyalo.
- Full Name: Betty Mutei Kyallo
- Age/ How Old?: 30
- Date of Birth: March 15th, 1989
- Place of Birth: Ongata Rongai estate, Kajiado County, Kenya
- Education: Olerai Primary School and Uhuru gardens primary school, Kangundo Girls High School, Daystar University.
- Birthday: March 15th
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Father’s Name: Not Available
- Mother’s Name: Julia Ngii
- Siblings: 5
- Married?: Single
- Children/ Kids: 1 daughter
- Height/ How tall?: Not Available
- Weight: Not Available
- Profession: Journalist
- Net worth: Not Available
Betty Kyalo Career
Betty Kyalo KTN | Betty Kyalo Leaves KTN
Speaking of her career Betty’s passion for journalism and to appear on the screen, began when she was a youngster when she idolized veteran TV anchor Catherine Kasavuli.
“I originally wanted to be a nun because they looked so angelic and peaceful in church, but I guess television was more appealing,” she says with a cheeky smile. I wanted it so much, I would practice reading the news in front of the mirror and I would read it out loud,” The bubbly Betty recalls.
In fact, she wanted to be a nun because they looked so angelic and peaceful in church, but she found that television was more appealing, but after her graduation from Daystar University, she began as an intern at KTN and later she started Auto World, a segment which aired on Sunday night on KTN. It dealt with everything from car safety tips, to fuel tips, to car servicing. From there she rose ranks and went to hosting Prime Time News on KTN.
She later shocked her fans announced that she was leaving Standard Group to Mediamax Network owned station, K24 TV, which then lost two business presenters – Zawadi Mudibo and Maya Hayakawa – to BBC. She joined the station in December 2018, and since then, Betty has kept a low profile of herself.
K24 Anchors and Reporters
Her fellow news team at K24 include:
- Fred Njiri – Managing Editor K24
- Tony Timase – Head of Business k24
- Torome Tirike – Head of sports
- Franklin Wambugu – Managing Editor, Swahili
- Frankilin Macharia – Senior Reporter
- Anders Ihaji – political reporter
- Ali Mtenzi- Deputy Managing Editor
- Mwanaisha Chidzuga – Swahili anchor
- Juma Bhalo – Swahili Anchor
Betty Kyalo Awards
In 2018, Betty earned the Media Personality Award at OLX Social Media Awards, leaving behind her media colleagues, radio MC Amina Abdi, Carol Radull, Adelle Onyango, and even Jeff Koinange.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Betty Kyalo
Who is Betty Kyalo?
Betty is a well-known news reporter for K24 TV. Prior to joining K24, she filled in as a reporter at KTN.
How old is Betty?
Betty is a Kenyan national born on March 15th, 1989, in Ongata Rongai estate, Kajiado County, Kenya
How tall is Betty?
Betty has not shared her height with the public. Her height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Betty married?
No, Betty was married to one of NTV’s own, Dennis Okari. Before their divorce, the duo had a daughter called Ivanna.
How much is Betty worth?
Betty has not yet revealed her net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under her name.
How much does Betty make?
To join K24, Betty squeezed out a pay package nearly kissing the Ksh1 million ceiling, though BT has not been able to independently verify this figure. She bargained for a real deal that makes her pay at KTN look like pocket change. Media Max has offered to pay Betty upwards of Ksh 300,000 to have her in the station.
Journalists in the station are paid between Ksh 55,000 and the highest just above Ksh 200,000. Her salary at KTN estimated between Ksh 500,000-Ksh700,000 gross which was due to the tempting pay by Deputy President William Ruto’s owned media house that she decided to quit Standard Media Group.
Where does Betty live?
She is a resident of Nairobi, Kenya, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.
Is Betty dead or alive?
Betty is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Betty Now?
Betty is pursuing her career in journalism. She is working as a news reporter at K24 since December 2018.
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