Mashirima Kapombe is a Kenyan award-winning bilingual Reporter and anchor with over eight years of experience in the local media scene. She is known for hosting Citizen TV’s 7 pm show Nipashe weekend every Friday, which includes a fun Kiswahili language clinic dubbed “Longalonga,” which she hosts alongside veterans Munene Nyaga and Nuhu Bakari in a fun-filled format that provides for voices from different counties.
Mashirima Kapombe can also be caught on Citizen’s Wednesday show, Sema Na Citizen for news updates, and a discussion on matters health. Until the end of September this year, Mashirima co-hosted the Monday Report Townhall session alongside Trevor Ombija and Waihiga Mwaura.
Mashirima Kapombe Birthdate
Kapombe is 30 years old as of 2019, she was born on May 1, 1989, in Voi Town in Taita Taveta County. She celebrates her birthday on May 1st every year. Mashirima Kapombe will be 31 years old on May 1st, 2020.
Mashirima Kapombe Height
Kapombe appears to be quite short in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Mashirima received her primary education from Consolata Primary School in Nyeri. Upon completion, she attended Bishop Gatimu Ngandu in Karatina, where she passed her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, and that earned her a slot in Daystar University, Athi River Campus, where she studied B.A. in Communication from 2008 and graduated in 2012.
Kapombe comes from a very supportive family. Not much is known about her parents. However, her father is a Dentist in Nyeri County, from Giriama, Kilifi County, while her mum is a Taita from Voi, Taita Taveta County. She moved with her dad to Nyeri after he changed jobs.
Mashirima Kapombe Career Information
Mashirima’s career began at Daystar University as a News and program presenter announcing in both English and Kiswahili on the radio from May 2010 – May 2011 at 103.1 Shine FM, where she also served as the station Manager.
From there, she moved to KBC, where she filled in as an intern for seven weeks between May and June 2011. She was then called to QFM, where she worked both as an intern and contracted a newsreader for six months. There, she would also do stories for NTV on her off days.
During the fall of 2011, NTV hired her to fill in as an anchor/reporter, where she got the opportunity to learn and grow before moving to KTN on Feb 4, 2013. At KTN, she got a more significant opportunity to do long-form features, anchor, and tell stories in Kiswahili, which is her absolute passion.
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Mashirima was the Station Manager, News, and program presenter presenting in both English and Kiswahili on the radio from May 2010 – May 2011 at 103.1 Shine FM (Daystar University’s Radio station).
She worked as an intern at KBC for seven weeks between May and June 2011 before moving to Qfm, where she worked both as an intern and contracted a newsreader for six months. She would also do stories for NTV on her off days.
By the end of 2011, NTV hired Mashirima as an anchor/reporter where she got the opportunity to learn and grow for a year and a month before moving to KTN on Feb 4, 2013, until now.
It is at KTN that she has had a more significant opportunity to do long-form features, anchor, and tell stories in Kiswahili, which is her absolute passion.
Comedian Kazungu Matano popularly known as Otoyo, is said to be dating KTN’s Swahili anchor Mashirima Kapombe.
This is after in 2014. He posted a photo of the beautiful Mashirima with a caption that suggests more than a platonic friendship. The caption read, “Osiep chunya,” which is Luo for “A friend of my heart.”
Sources said the two have been dating for close to two years, but it is until in 2014 they decided to go public. Kazungu Matano also put her as his cover photo on Facebook.
However, Mashirima denies that she is dating someone and says she is single.
Mashirima has a baby boy who she bore together with Comedian Kazungu Matano, popularly known as Otoyo.