Mashirima Kapombe biography, age, tribe, family, education, career, husband, son, awards, salary, net worth


Mashirima Kapombe is an award winning Reporter and News Anchor who hosts Nipashe Weekend every Friday at Citizen TV. She also hosts, Sema na Citizen for news updates on Wednesdays. Besides, she airs a show ‘Longlonga’ alongside Nuhu Bakari and Munene Nyaga. Mashirima Kapombe biography is here with everything you may want to know about her.

Mashirima Kapombe biography SRC: @Tuko
Mashirima Kapombe SRC: @Tuko

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Apart from working at Citizen TV, Kapombe has also worked with different national media houses such as KTN, NTV, and Q FM. Her eloquence in Swahili is the reason behind her dubbed among the best Swahili News Anchors in Kenya. 

Mashirima Kapombe profile

Real name:                             Mashirima Kapombe

Place of birth:                        Voi, Taita Taveta County

Date of birth:                         May 1, 1989

Zodiac Sign:                           Taurus

Gender:                                  Female

Tribe:                                      Giriama

Nationality:                            Kenyan

Mashirima Kapombe parents: Not known

Siblings:                                   Not known

Mashirima Kapombe children: 1

Profession:                               Journalist, News Anchor

Twitter account:                      Mashirima Kapombe          

Mashirima Kapombe biography

The celebrated Kenyan journalist was born as Mashirima Kapombe to her parents in Voi, Taita Taveta County. Her family later relocated to Nyeri where Kapombe attended a nearby primary school. How old is Mashirima Kapombe now?

Mashirima Kapombe while airing news at Citizen TV SRC: @Eafeed
Mashirima Kapombe while airing news at Citizen TV SRC: @Eafeed

Mashirima Kapombe age

Kapombe was born on May 1, 1989. She is turning 33 years come May. With her age, Mashirima is a sweet looking lady who is giving a number men sleepless nights.

Mashirima Kapombe tribe

Kapombe Mashirima father is a Giriama from Voi, while her mother is a Taita. Her family however spent less time in Voi as they moved to Nyeri County where they are residing until now. She is of the Giriama tribe.

Mashirima Kapombe family

Despite preferring a private life, the Kenyan journalist occasionally shares photos of her family members on social media. She usually showers them with a lot of praise and even sends them sweet birthday messages.

Kapombe with her baby brother and their friend SRC: @Kenya Breaking News
Kapombe with her baby brother and their friend SRC: @Kenya Breaking News

Her educational background

Kapombe attended Consolata Primary located in Nyeri County. Upon sitting for her KCPE exams, she joined Gatimu Gandu High School in Karatina for her secondary education. Later, she enrolled at Daystar University, studied Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and graduated in 2012.

Her career

Mashirima first worked as a program presenter at Shine FM (School radio) on intern basis.  She then proceeded to KBC where she worked for a short period after which she shifted to Q FM and worked on a six-month contract. Later, Kapombe moved to NTV as a Newscaster and worked until 2013 when she got a new job at KTN.

Where is Mashirima Kapombe now? After working for at KTN for few years, Royal Media Services, Citizen TV in 2018, approached her and offered her a new job. Mashirima has since then been working at Citizen TV as a News Anchor, hosting Nipashe Weekend every Friday.

Mashirima Kapombe husband

In 2014, Kapombe confirmed rumors that she was dating with the Kenyan comedian Kazungu Matano, famously known as Captain Otoyo Sibuor. However, in her recent posts the journalist has been claiming that she is single.

Kazungu Matano SRC: @Eafeed
Kazungu Matano SRC: @Eafeed

Mashirima Kapombe son

The female journalist is a proud mother of one. She usually showers her son with lots of sweet messages that have left fans talking on her social media platforms. Who is Mashirima Kapombe baby daddy? Kapombe gave birth when she was still dating with Kazungu Matano. He is rumored to be her baby daddy.

Mashirima with her lovely son SRC: @Jambo Daily
Mashirima with her lovely son SRC: @Jambo Daily

Mashirima Kapombe salary

Working with Royal Media Services is evident enough that Kapombe is earning well. Her monthly salary is estimated at Ksh. 400,000 minus allowances.

What are Mashirima Kapombe awards?

Having worked in a number of stations now, Kapombe has won number of awards that have ranked her among the best female journalists in Kenya. Her awards include:

  • 2013 – Young journalist of the Year AJEA awards
  • 2014 – Gender Reporter of the Year AJEA awards
  • 2014 – Children and Youth Affairs Reporter of the Year AJEA awards
  • 2017 – Development Reporting Award

Mashirima Kapombe net worth

Considering her monthly salary, Kapombe is now enjoying life with a big spoon. Some sources indicate that her net worth is at over Ksh. 25 million. Stay tuned as you know more.

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