Joy Karambu, better known by her stage name Kawira, is a modest, talented, humorous and astute lady who talks sense in every conversation she strikes, leads a wholesome life and above all fears God.
The Gakoromone school girl on Citizen TV’s local drama Papa Shirandula is a professional journalist, DJ, wife and actress.
Kawira was born and raised i Meru county thus her outrageous Meru accent in her role. Kawira’s father passed on while she was 4; hence she, and her sisters, were brought up solely by their mum.
“My mum, sisters and I call ourselves ‘The Four Women’. Contrary to what many would think, I did not experience a lot of challenges being raised by a single parent. I only missed running to someone who could physically protect me against harassment.”
The humorous actress is God fearing and a saved Christian
“I am saved. I have always been a staunch Christian from the word go. I was born again when I was in primary school and I have never looked back.” she narrated.
After completing high school, Kawira enrolled for a course in deejaying at an academy and later pursued a diploma in Mass Communication at East Africa Institute of Professional Studies.
Kawira tied the knot in November 22, 2014 to the man of her dreams, Ephantus Wahome, while she was in her mid twenties. Mr Wahome is a pastor, gospel artiste and motivational speaker.
The adorable pair met at an event that was managed by Mr Wahome; and Kawira was the concert’s emcee.
Kawira says when she was new in marriage, it was quite difficult to adjust to the expectations of being a wife as she was used to her freedom which was in abundance when she was single. She though adopted to the life as a pair and have lived happily since.