Mashirima Kapombe Bio, Career, Boyfried, Son, Salary and Net Worth

Mashirima Kapombe is a notable and award-winning Swahili newscaster and a reporter. At the moment she is working with the Royal media service on Citizen Tv.

The charming newscaster is the beauty behind the Nipashe Wikendi every Friday at 7 pm. In addition, she also hosts a short segment by the name of LongaLonga after the Friday 7 pm news alongside Nuhu Bakari and Munene Nyaga.

Apart from broadcasting the 7 pm news she also delivers news updates on Sema na Citizen every Wednesday alongside Rashid Abdallah. Her attractive looks and energy while delivering the news and hosting the longalonga show always leave viewers glued to their screens.

Her prowess in delivering the Swahili news has garnered her a huge number of followers not only on the screens but also in her social media accounts. In this article, we break down some interesting facts about Mashirima Kapombe.

Mashirima Kapombe

Mashirima Kapombe Age and Place of Birth.

She was born on 1st, May 1989, she will be turning 33 in May 2022. Kapombe was born in Voi town, Taita Taveta County, however, her family later moved to Nyeri where she grew up.

Mashirima Kapombe Family

Much is not known about his family background. However, her father works as a dentist in Nyeri County. The information is still under review and it will be updated as soon as possible.

Mashirima Kapombe Education

Kapombe started her schooling at Condolata Primary school in Nyeri County. After completing her primary education she joined Bishop Gatimu Ngandu in Karatina.

She was always a bright student since primary school and she passed with flying color joining Daystar University. At Daystar University she pursued a degree in Communication and Electronic Media.

Mashirima Kapombe Boyfriend and Kids

Mashirima Kapombe Bio

When it comes to her love life it’s always under wraps, she is also a proud mother of one handsome son. However, in 2014 rumors had it that she was dating a popular Kenyan comedian Kazungu Matano alias Otoyo.

The rumors came after Otoyo posted her photo and placed a caption that raised eyebrows on social media. However, she came out and denied the allegations.

Recently she posted a photo of her wearing a wedding gown on her Instagram page and many thought she had tied the knot. However, she later confirmed that it was only a photo shoot.

Mashirima Kapombe Salary and Net Worth

Working for Citizen she earns a monthly salary of around Ksh 300k and above. Her main source of income comes from her profession and endorsement deals.


Mashirima Kapombe

Her journey started nine years ago while she was still in the University where she served as the presenter for the school radio which was known as Shine Fm. After that, she landed an internship at KBC, a state-owned radio station.

Her doors opened when she was offered a six-year contract by Nation Media Group. At Nation Media Group she first worked with QFM.

She was then hired to work as a newscaster at NTV, the main network owned by NMG. She worked with the network for almost two years until 2013 before moving to Standard media group station, KTN.

On 4th February 2013, she joined KTN as a news anchor, despite gaining her first-hand experience at NTV.  Kapombe established her name as the best news anchor while working with KTN TV where she enjoyed enough air time.

She worked with KTN for almost half a decade before joining Royal media in 2018. Since she joined Citizen tv in 2018, she has managed to create a good audience for herself both on-screen and social media.

She is described as one of the hottest and appealing Swahili news anchors. She also leaves her fan excited every time she shares her behind the scene clips.

Awards and Recognition

Being an experienced news anchor she has bagged several awards, including:

  •  The 2013 Young Journalist of the Year AJEA awards
  • In 2014 she won the Gender Reporter of the Year AJEA awards, still, in the same year, she won Youth Affairs Reporter of the Year AJEA awards.
  • Development Reporting Award 2017.