MC Jessy: I lost my mum while writing my exams
Comedian Jasper Muthomi, known as MC Jessy in entertainment circles, has opened up on the challenges he went through at a young age, including becoming an orphan before he became a teenager.
In a tell it all interview with fellow comedian and mentor Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill, MC Jessy, describes how the loss of his parents made it difficult for him to pursue his goals in life.
“My dad died when I was very young. We didn’t even get to build a relationship. I was brought up by a single mother. I’m a product of a woman’s wisdom,” he explained.
The comedian would then lose his mum suddenly at a crucial time, on the day he’d started writing the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
“My mum got a job selling timber in Embu (town) and we relocated. At the time I was preparing for KCPE, I left her slightly unwell, went for my rehearsals on a Monday, with the exams set to begin the following day. When I went back home, I heard people singing a mourning song, she’d passed on.”
Despite the setback, he was able to sit his exams and excel. “I scored good grades. I was left with my grandmother and grandfather who raised me in Meru.”
MC Jessy has made great strides in life since, hosting shows and emceeing high-profile events in and out of the country. He recently joined politics and is eyeing the South Imenti parliamentary seat in the 2022 general elections.
Having made his name in the entertainment industry for his rib-cracking gestures and jokes on Churchill Show MC Jessy also runs his own marketing firm, namely BrandFace Media Ltd.
He’s also a content creator, via the Jesse Junction YouTube channel.