Mashirima Kapombe, the news anchor, is renowned for her remarkable privacy, making it all the more special when she offers glimpses into her personal life to Kenyans.
Her son, Kenga, holds a special place in her heart, and whenever she shares pictures or videos of him, it inevitably warms the hearts of her audience.
Kenga is the result of Kapombe’s relationship with comedian Kazungu Matano, popularly known as Captain Otoyo Sibuor.
Despite Mashirima Kapombe raising Kenga as a single mother, the two have nurtured a beautiful and handsome son.
Mashirima Kapombe clarified her marital status with Captain Otoyo in the past, firmly denying any marriage rumors. Responding to a fan’s query, she straightforwardly stated, “I am not married.”
On February 7, 2023, the Citizen TV journalist shared photos of her son, highlighting his growth and extending warm birthday wishes to him. She expressed, “Eight years and counting. Happy birthday my darling Kenga ❤️ You are my everything.”
Mashirima and Kenga share a close bond, exemplified by a heartwarming throwback video she shared before his birthday. In the video, the two were seen lip-syncing to a nursery rhyme, and Mashirima poured out her love for her son in the post.
Additionally, the mother of one posted a picture of herself and Kenga supporting a local entrepreneur who sells cashew nut products. They visited the Made in Kenya Extravaganza, showing their endorsement for the vendor, Kaya Nuts. Kenga even had the pleasure of taking home a delightful assortment of treats.
Furthermore, the journalist and Kenga have a playful side, evident in a humorous skit they created to promote Woman’s Hope. In the skit, the proud Giriama mother portrayed the customer, while Kenga, inheriting his father’s acting skills and sense of humor, played the role of the shopkeeper. Their on-screen chemistry was contagious, delighting fans who couldn’t help but express their enjoyment in the comment section.