Kalekye Mumo has been described as someone who is as vibrant as she is beautiful, a Kenyan radio queen, TV host and personality, movie actress, Musician, business woman and fashionista but what else is there to know about this Kenyan icon, Kalekye Mumo and her co-host Shaffie Weru have been among the most listened to radio presenters for their niche which focuses on madness and fun (rush hour). Here are a few other facts you might not know about Kalekye Mumo
10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Kalekye Mumo
1. When Kalekye Mumo was just three,she was diagnosed with a hip condition that left her immobilized and had a cast for some years.
2. Her weight has never been an issue to her,she loves and has confidence in her curves and we all know that confidence is a very attractive trait!
3. Her ideal man should be God-fearing, financially stable and one who takes control adding that ” I want to come home to a man who takes over the reins. I will let him. I can be submissive.”
4. Kalekye Mumo has a massive collection of shoes and bags (maybe we can borrow them sometime) and you will rarely catch her rocking the same bag or shoe twice
5. Kalekye Mumo is a whiskey girl, Jameson to be precise! Her first car was a red mini-cooper adding that “I always loved a car with character. A car says a lot about you.”
6. Kalekye Mumo has irritable bowel syndrome (chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits) so when she visits you bread and milk are a no-no!
7. On her first day on air, the morning show host dared her to call up a guy she had met in a wedding a week before,which she did, all red-faced but luckily the feeling was mutual and they dated for a while
8. Her mum is her biggest fan but she is daddy’s girl.
9. “Her first ‘real job’ after school was in 2001, at Homeboyz Entertainment. She was an administrator.
10. Family plays a big role in Kalekye Mumo’s life. Every other Sunday, you will find her home with her family. Born to a cateress mum and a dad who worked at Kenya Breweries, Kalekye describes her parents as strict but loving
11. Growing up in Nairobi’s Westland’s suburbs, she had a pretty normal childhood, although marred by illnesses
12. Kalekye co-hosts a show called Rush Hour with Shaffie Weru, the “bad boy” of entertainment. In the show, they tackle some very serious issues that most radio shows would shy away from.
13. In school, she did very well in sciences, but knew it wasn’t really her thing
14. After her high school, she made a decision to study media and communications, but her parents didn’t like her choice
15. When she was three, she was diagnosed with a hip condition that left her immobilized and in a cast for some years.
[Culled from copy of True Love Magazine September 2012 issue]