Shakey Mubiru commonly known as breaker-breaker is the current Welterweight national kick-boxing Champion. Mubiru was born in Jinja on April 10th, 1990 to Uthuman Mubiru, a retired soldier and Saadah Kitimbo. He went to Bezellel preparatory school – Jinja for primary and Busoga Light college for both O and Bombo SS – A level.

In 2011, Shakey joined Kyambogo University for diploma in education but after a year, he got a scholarship at Kampala University where he graduated with bachelors degree in Mass Communication in 2015.
Galaxy FM reporter, Huzaifa Ssenkima caught up with him at Kampala University and had a chart.

Huzaifa: Please tell me about your kick-boxing journey.
Shakey: I started my journey way back from childhood, I used to watch lots of action movies. My elder brother, Baker Kabunga inspired me when he won World championship in Germany in 2008.

Huzaifa: How many titles have you won so far?
Shakey: I’m the current Welterweight national kick-boxing Champion, I have also won World Kickboxing title, World Kick-boxing Federation International title, World Kickboxing International title, Gold medal in South Asia. Championship in Hungary 2015 against Sonder Joe.
Was ranked No. 1 in the welterweight division in World kickboxing Federation in 2016.

Shakey taking on Sonder Joe in Hungary
Shakey taking on Sonder Joe in Hungary

Huzaifa: What is your standing record?
Shakey: My record stands at 17 fights, 16 Wins, 8 knockouts and 1 loss.

Huzaifa: What was your latest fight?
Shakey: My latest fight was against Sharif Bukenya at Freedom City in March this year. I lost the fight but Sharif Bukenya feared a re-match.

Reporter: Who is your toughest opponent?
Shakey: Aness Montesa (Egypt) and Ronald Odoch (Uganda).

Reporter: Who would you love to fight?
Shakey: Sharif Bukenya. But he fears me.

Huzaifa: What is your relationship with kickboxer, Patricia Apolot?
Shakey: Haha, Me and her we are more of a brother and sister. We do training together that’s all.

Shaky Mubiru together with his coach, Adam (L) and training partner, Patricia Apolot (3rd from Left)
Shaky Mubiru together with his coach, Adam (L) and training partner, Patricia Apolot (3rd from Left)

Huzaifa: Who is your crush?
Shakey: Singer, Grace Nakimera.

Huzaifa: Any woman in your life?

Shakey: Am engaged and we have a kid together.

Huzaifa: What is your favourite dish?
Shakey: Posho, rice and beef.

Huzaifa: How often do you shower?
Shakey: Haahha.. Possibly 3 times a day and every after training.

Shakey (R) with training partner, Alex Matsiko
Shakey (R) with training partner, Alex Matsiko

Huzaifa: What are some of the challenges have you encountered in boxing profession?
Shakey: A lot. Lack of sponsorships, denial of visas for fights abroad on some occasions, personal responsibilities.

Huzaifa: What is is your appeal to Government as a kick-boxer?
Shakey: Am calling on the government to support boxing and also separate the ministry of education and sports.

Huzaifa: What are you doing currently?

Shakey: I opened up a kick-boxing club at Kampala University and am training guys here.