Mashirima Kapombe

Mashirima is a Kenyan award-winning bilingual reporter and anchor, with more than eight years of experience in the local media scene.

She is known for hosting Citizen Tv’s Nipashe weekend every Friday, that includes a fun Kiswahili language clinic dubbed Longalonga, which she hosts with her colleagues, in a creative filled format that includes voices from different counties.  

Her fair share of awards include; Young journalist of the year 2013, Gender Reporter of the year 2014 - Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA Awards),  Children and Youth Affairs Reporter of the year 2014 and  Development Reporting Award 2017. 

Earlier in the year, her Halfway Haven story highlighting gender based violence and shelters that help in rehabilitation of former victims won her a continental award, at the 2021 African Journalists Gender Equality Awards.

Mashirima is an inspiration to young and upcoming journalists, having a belt of accomplishments in such a short active time frame. 

Her passion for issues concerning gender equality and the youth have had a positive impact on changing the perspectives of the audience that tunes in to watch her.