Dennis Okari is one of the best investigative reporters in town.
He has come out to reveal the struggles he goes through in the line of duty, from threats on his life to being stalked by unknown people, Okari has had it all.
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“I’ve been threatened so many times, I’ve been followed in my car, but one thing is, I don’t fear death. I’ve done dangerous things. I’ve gone to interview terrorists, I’ve gone to Somali and the sad story of most of the things that I’ve done is we’ve had IEDs set up to blow us up. God’s grace keeps me moving. for me this is more than work, its a calling. If I don’t do these stories, who will? I look at the transformative way these stories impact people and its more than just rating, more than trending on tweeter and shining as a celebrity,” Dennis Okari said.
Talking at the premiere of Oscar nominated film Mully, Okari says there is a lot that the public is yet to know about him.
“A lot of people know me for what I do on TV which is just a small part of who Dennis Okari is. This is my 15th year on TV, I had a life before media and I’ll still have a life after. Part of my desire is always to see young people change and become the best versions of themselves. Whether I preach through my own life or through my experiences, so be it. I’ve met so many people from different nations and for me its just to bring that positive attitude and telling people they can be what they want as long as they are a live.”
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Dennis Okari added,
“I want to be influential, I don’t want to be famous. Even when I die, my influence will still be there, having made that difference someone’s life. As I go to sleep, I always know there is someone whose life has changed as a result of positive journalism. My stories are very cold, very dark but behind those doors, there always good that comes out of it.”
However, he is not about to disclose his private life matters.
“I’m very clear where I draw my line, what I do with my job, what I do with my private life and everywhere else. I just want to keep my private life private.”
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He is set to launch a website where he will be revealing everything about his life, his past and his experiences.
“I’m launching my website, its going to be more of the other side of Dennis that you don’t know. It has nothing to do with news stories, nothing to do with investigative journalism. I’m also going to give a platform to many young people who are gifted and talented to talk to the millennial generation.There’s also a Youtube channel that will be having some interesting content.”
But won’t this new move attract trolls on his side?
“If you care so much about your reputation, you cannot be effective. To be a person who will bring impact, there are always people who will either hate you for what you are doing, hate you for what you are not doing or just hate you for whatever reasons. I feel sorry for those who hate, there is so much in this life than just to hate. For me I am what God says I am, He is everything.”
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