TV Presenter Doreen Gatwiri: This is How I Spend My Sundays

July 24, 2017

Doreen Gatwiri, a TV presenter at Ebru TV is one of Kenya’s revered TV girls.

Doreen who is a lawyer by profession anchors Swahili news at the television channel. She is also a motivational speaker and gives talks to students in campus and high school.

In 2013, she was crowned Miss Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She is also a philanthropist and uses her free time to visit children’s homes, prisons and community service.

She spoke to Sunday Magazine about how she spends Sundays.

Sunday is…

An easy day for me. It’s church and spa day.

My Sunday starts…

 At 6 am where I take my half an hour run then I attend the 8 am church service at Shrine of The Sacred Heart of Jesus in Karen. Then I go to the spa for four hours at Hemmingways Hotel in Karen.

If I could replace Sunday with any other day it would be…

A Saturday. My week is usually a routine. I spend Monday to Friday 10am-8pm at work so I’m usually so fatigued and all I need by the end of the week is rest.

What I love most about Sundays…

Is that God makes them sunny! That way I get to wear my floral dress, sandals, hat and my favourite Versace glasses to keep the rays off my face.

What I don’t like about Sundays….

They end too soon.

Sunday menu…

The New York Strip from Hemmingways Hotel. I love my steak.

Rules I break on Sunday…..

I loosen up the reins on my attire. My work wardrobe is usually formal. It is usually a sheath dress, black pumps and a blazer for the office.

That one thing I have always wanted to do but haven’t done….

Horse riding. It’s something that’s currently on my ‘to do list’.

Sunday activities include….

Brunch! Who doesn’t love a good brunch?

Sunday tracks?

Being a slow day, I’m either listening to RnB or afro-pop by Sauti Sol.


”I’m alright.. How are you doing?” from someone special (giggles).


“Life is tough and so are you Gatwiri,” from my dad. I call him whenever I’m low and that’s what he always says. Words that keep me going.


The warning notices on the streets ‘USIKOJOE HAPA!!!’ yet the place reeks of urine and there is always someone doing just that right there.

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