Born on 12th July 1950 at Addis Alem, only son in a family of six children, Kibret Mammo had his early schooling in Haile Selassie I Secondary School at Ambo. His early ambition was to become a jet pilot. He has not thought of marriage in practical terms yet. He is not a lover of Western Music. His favourtite author is Captain Tamiru Mekonnen.