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NTV’s Yvonne Maingey takes a sabbatical to finish her PhD

Former child television presenter turned NTV news anchor Yvonne Maingey will be off the screen for a year to focus on her PhD dissertation.

Yvonne who made a television comeback in September last year made the announcement on Sunday after NTV Weekend Edition.

Speaking later to Nairobi News the beautiful brainy 27-year-old said she will be back on television.

“I have just taken a sabbatical for school as I am at a very critical stage of my studies where I need to focus more on research,” she said.

The PhD Climate Change candidate at the University of Nairobi hopes to graduate at the end of the year.

Yvonne started her media career at KTN’s Club Kiboko Show while a student at Hillcrest Secondary School.

She left television aged 17 to pursue her studies abroad.

After completing her law degree and obtaining a masters in environmental education, the Unep Youth Advisor came back home and enrolled at the University of Nairobi’s’ Institute of Climate Change PhD programme.

It is while at school when the opportunity to go back to television came calling for Yvonne and she took it up as her chance to shape environmental reporting.