Doreen Gatwiri is a Kenyan Lawyer, media personality,entrepreneur, former beauty queen, motivational speaker and philanthropist. She is a former host of MWANGA WA EBRU on Ebru TV.
She was born in Kenya to Kenyan parents and raised in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya. She attended university in NAIROBI, earning a bachelor’s degree in Law from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Doreen was born to Kenyan parents, Engineer Mac-Abeli Riungu and Aisha Wache, She is of Meru descent on the paternal side and Taita descent on the maternal side of her family.
Doreen is trained Lawyer holding an LLB in Law from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a postgraduate diploma in the same field. She is currently waiting admission to the bar.
While growing up Doreen wanted to be a medical doctor. She was was a bright and active kid in her class and would always elp nurse her friends whenever one had sustained injuries during playtime. She always imagined that doctors can save everything.Apart from law, journalism was also her passion. She always wanted to be in the know and get access to daily happenings.
Gatwiri began her career in media in 2015. In 2016, she made her TV breakthrough as a news caster with Ebru TV.
In November 2017, Doreen quit her TV job.She had written a complaint letter to Ebru TV’s human resources, expressing concern about her work conditions at the media house. In the letter, the TV flame pointed out that she went on air without make-up and her preparations for the show were affected due to unnamed issues that went round.This she claimed affected her news presentation, her brand and image.
Doreen has over 50,000 followers across her social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn in a span of less than 2yrs in the media industry.
Gatwiri is married to a city architect-cum-politician and together they reside in Nairobi.She is fluent in 7 languages.
Gatwiri has a close heart for the less privileged and her passion being children. She is involved with personal and community charities work.
She’s a member of an initiative in Kibera slums dubbed Young Single Mothers Empowerment Group (YSMEG) a platform that empowers young mothers through creating employment in Kibera slums.
She’s a volunteer at the Kenya Girl Guide Association and a Volunteer at the Nyumbani Children’s Home in Dagoretti Nairobi.
Her passion for children pushed her to starting a charity foundation dubbed DOREEN GATWIRI FOUNDATION that seeks to help enhancing education in underprivileged schools. The foundation is set to be launched soon.
Her hobbies include participating in Charity, travelling and reading.
Doreen was crowned MISS CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA back in campus.