The lowly things MC Jessy did in Kawangware before the fame

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MC Jessy is without a doubt one of the most known people in comedy and the entertainment industry at large. However, many of his fans don’t know about his humble background which he says prepared him to be the person he is today.

Real name Jasper Muthomi, the comic has an interesting past that has not been documented, at least it is not known by the public.

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MC Jessy aka Jasper Muthomi. /COURTESY

The name MC Jessy is a brand by itself making the Meru native one of the most sort after events host in the country, charging in the neighbourhood of KSh 200,000 per gig. But did you know he was a shamba boy at some point before rising to the celebrated comedian he is today? I doubt.

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According to the Churchill Raw host, after finishing his secondary school education, he packed his bags and moved to Nairobi in search of greener pastures. While in the city, he had to stay at a classmate’s parents’ house in Kawangware because he did not have a place of his own.

While there, MC Jessy learnt how to make mandazi’s and chips that he would sell. It is during his stay at Kawangware that he met a former friend. SDE says the friend was a son to a politician.

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After a short while, Jessy moved to the friend’s place where he stayed with his family. It is from his close relationship with the MP’s son that the MP opted to employ him as a shamba boy in his residence in a leafy suburb of Nairobi City.

Jessy declined to name the MP but there is no doubt his current life as a renown entertainer was shaped by the one he led long before he became a TV star.

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