Cornell is a follower of Jesus Christ and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Nairobi. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering but decided to pursue a career in journalism. He currently works with Nation Media Group, a leading media house in the East Africa region. He loves God and considers himself privileged to serve and proclaim God's name through the written word. He lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.