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Captain Otoyo Biography,Family, Age, Education, Background, Career, Scandal

Real Name Kazungu Matano
Age N/A
Nationality  Kenyan
Education Level Graduate
Place of Birth Mombasa County
Birth Sign Leo
Year of Birth N/A
Religion  Christian
Spouse  N/A
Children  3 Children
Profession/Career Journalist 
Net Worth $110,000


Kazungu Matano, mostly known as Captain Otoyo, is a Kenyan comedian, actor & radio presenter. After many years in the highly competitive laughter industry, the comedian-like fine wine has become a powerhouse in his career. His expedition to the top has not been a walk in the park. Like many others, he had to work hard &overcome seemingly impossible obstacles to reach the peak of his career. Patience and grit are what best define Otoyo.

Kenyans have monitored him evolve over the years. From the time he emerged on Papa Shirandula on Citizen TV until now, he has risen to become a household character. This article takes you through the journey of Otoyo.


The captain is yet to disclose his age to the public.


It is not transparent which schools he attended. Nevertheless, this article will dig into how he could acquire education.


Captain Otoyo was not brought up in a wealthy family. Speaking during a concert at the Churchill Show, he described some aspects of his life. The first time he wore undergarments was when he entered high school.

“ I was a modest student because I wanted a bright future. I was among the very best students in class 8. I did not wait until the results were out,” stated the comedian.

The presenter’s mother would make and market illicit brew to the locals. Her children would keep watching so in case of a police raid.

“We would whistle in a particular way to alert the customers and our mum to hide the tonic,” explained Kazungu.

However, one day fortune ran out, and the police and Chief came around. After thinking the police had given up, they ran away and repaid, but this was not the case. Their mom was burst and had to recognize she was in the illicit trade. In her defense, she said she was doing it for the sake of her kids. The Chief asked to know who Otoyo was & his mother fearfully indicated at him. The Chief had picked him because he was among the best students.

“School expenses were not available, but the Chief was so attractive. He was happy for me & so he organized a Harambee with no politician or prominent individual. The villagers came together.

I am a community kid. So people brought their chicken, maize & so on. That is when I encountered the barter trade. People auctioned their belongings,” added the witty man.

When it was time to heed high school, the Chief organized to get a bursary, and the villagers purchased many things, including shoes and underwear, which he had never worn before.

Captain Otoyo Jalang’o Friendship

Otoyo and Jalang’o have been buddies for a very long time. This was way before both of them began hustling their way to the prosperous lives they had built. They were comics at Churchill Show, and they have never let anything come between them.


Kazungu went to Nairobi to seek a career in acting, a decision his mom was against. In an earlier interview with Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena on Citizen TV, he exposed his mother desired him to join the army and even talked to someone about it. Nevertheless, Kazungu was determined to make it as a performer. After going to Nairobi, he began at the Kenya National Theatre, where he worked on set book plays & this is where he met Jalang’o. Together, they got the possibility to participate in a local comedy called “Papa Shirandula.”

Their first time on set was a hit; observers couldn’t help but fall in love with them. They even revealed in discussion with Citizen that they had vowed to deliver their best in the show. They needed a better life after all the work the duo had faced in the city. They aced it in their first version and set the pace for many other performances in the show, and this established Otoyo as a household character in Kenya.

The funnyman also got a chance to work as a radio presenter, which he has done for over a decade. He first began at Milele FM before quitting and entering Radio Maisha.

Kazungu Matano has also tended to appear on the Churchill show, where he has acted on numerous occasions & managed to impress the audience.


In an article posted by Tuko and a few other blogs in 2018, it was revealed that Otoyo had been removed from Radio Maisha over disciplinary matters. He said he was late to work even after several notices. When Tuko reached him for a remark, he said he had not been sacked and that the station was undergoing restructuring.

There were rumors that he was involved with famous news anchors Mashirima Kapombe, but the two split over infidelity. At the same time, different blogs, including Ghafla, which first posted the story, revealed the comic had allegedly impregnated a woman and rejected to take responsibility. When the woman reached his residence, she was ignored even as she saw the comic leave with another woman. Finally, the woman reached Ghafla for an expose because it was her final option. The famous character still tries to keep his life secret despite all this.

Captain Otoyo Baby Mama

In 2016, Captain Otoyo evolved the talk of the town after a heavily pregnant girl disclosed him for impregnating her and denied taking responsibility. According to the girl, Otoyo blocked her every place after telling him that she was having his child. The girl, who was after identified as Faith, said that the two had been jointly for a while before Captain Otoyo showed her his actual colors.

When Faith offered up at his gate, the gatemen refused to let him in. When Otoyo was called, he stated that he did not know that lady. He then went with another girl by his side, yet the girl was not Mashirima Kapombe, who Captain Otoyo was visiting at the time. Faith said she was prepared to take a DNA test to confirm that the child was Captain Otoyo’s.

Apart from Faith’s child, Captain Otoyo has three more children with two different women; 1 with Mashirima Kapombe and 2 with Liz Ngugi.

Captain Otoyo Children

It comes as no shock to us that Captain Otoyo has sired three children with two different women. I mean, there has been information of him being unfaithful, plus birds of a feather flock jointly. This is about his close partners Jalang’o & Alex Mwakideu, who have both had endless cases of infidelity, chewing various women left, right & center.

Liz Ngugi is his foremost baby mama with whom he has two children. He also has a son with his ex-lover Mashirima Kapombe. But, surprisingly, he is not jointly with any of the two baby mamas anymore.

 Captain Otoyo Salary

He makes a respectable amount of money from all the radio hosting, emceeing, comedy, & acting he does.

Captain Otoyo Net worth

The comedian is a Jack of all trades. We are yet to know his contemporary net worth, but he is worth millions of Kenya shillings.



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