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Mashirima Kapombe Bio, Family, Education, Career, Awards, Net Worth.

By MJR May27,2024
Mashirima Kapombe
Mashirima Kapombe

Mashirima Kapombe is a celebrated multiple award-winning Kenyan journalist who works as a news anchor and reporter at Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV. Her exceptional eloquence and excellent understanding in both English and Swahili languages coupled with her sweet voice and glowing smile makes her viewers’ favourite. Needless to say, Mashirima is one of the best Swahili news anchors in the Kenyan media industry and has won the hearts of many in the community.

She hosts the 7 pm Kiswahili news bulletin every Friday, Nipashe Wikendi which includes a Kiswahili language clinic, Longalonga. Mashirima co-hosts Longalonga with long experienced Nuhu Bakari and Munene Nyaga. She also host Sema na Citizen, a news update and discussion program every Wednesday morning.

The eloquent Swahili journalist has won several awards in appreciation to her hard work and dedication to her media duties and community service. Kapombe has always used her voice and personality to champion for gender and children concerns. She has also been instrumental in women and youth empowerment in the society. Additionally, Kapombe runs an online conversation on female reproductive health and ways to improve it.

She holds a degree in Communication from Daystar University and is also trained in conflict sensitive journalism.

Age and Birthday

Born in Voi, Taita Taveta County, Kenya on 1 May 1989, Kapombe is 35 years old as at 2024. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Mashirima and son, Kenga

Mashirima Kapombe Family

Parents and siblings

The famous tv personality’s father is a Giriama who is a dentist while her mother is a Taita. She has always kept her family life private, therefore not much about her parents and siblings is known to the public.


Mashirima is a proud mother of an adorable boy named Kenga. No details about his age or father available at the moment.

Mashirima Kapombe Education

The renowned journalist was born in Voi but her family later relocated to Nyeri while she was still little. The young Mashirima attended Consolata Primary School, Nyeri where she did extremely well in her KCPE. She was admitted at Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School, Karatina for her secondary education and excelled in her KCSE exams.

In 2008, Kapombe enrolled for a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication at Daystar University. She graduated in 2012.

Mashirima Kapombe Career

Mashirima’s career journey in media started while still at the university. She worked as a reporter and a news representer at the university owned Shine FM. She also served as the Radio Station manager (from 2010 to 2011) where she learned invaluable managerial and leadership skills.

Upon graduation form the university, she joined KBC Television as a news presenter and reporter. This was her first opportunity enact with her audience on television and the viewers loved her instantly. Mashirima got a huge following and gained massive popularity in no time.

She later worked at Nation Media Group’s QFM and NTV before moving to Standard Group owned television KTN in 2013. It is during her time at KTN when she enjoyed a tremendous growth in her career.

The beautiful and talented journalist would switch stations again in 2018. This time she moved to Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV. It has been over five years now at Citizen TV and Mashirima is now an established journalist with a successful career.

Mashirima Kapombe Awards

  • Young Journalist of the Year Awards (AJEA): 2013
  • Star of Excellence Awards (Daystar University): 2013
  • Youth and Children Affairs Awards (AJEA): 2014
  • Gender Affairs Reporting Awards (AJEA): 2014
  • Development Reporting Award (AJEA): 2017
  • Merck Foundation Media Recognition Awards: 2020
  • African Journalists Gender Equality Award: 2021

Mashirima Kapombe Net worth

The celebrated media personality has a net worth of approximately KES 25 million as at 2024.


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