Former radio presenter Shaffie Weru has disclosed the reason behind his firing from radio.
Shaffie was fired from the station in 2021 alongside radio presenter Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme for remarks regarded as inappropriate by many of their listeners.
Shaffie has come out and said the layoff was much more than the presenters’ comments on air and was more about his presence at the station.
According to him, he was laid off mostly because of his position at the station.
“The reason I was fired you need to understand was never about the tweets or the people, it was about the companies that were spending money on me because I was a very big presenter.Their customers were the ones attacking me, so they also started attacking the companies,” Shaffie says in his recent interview.
Shaffie and his colleagues were on the spot after they victim-shamed a lady who was thrown off the 12th floor of a building by a man she met online.
The three were hosting a show on Homeboyz radio where they opted to make the incident a topic of discussion, saying how ladies are ‘loose’ and too available for strangers.
A huge lot of Kenyans were angered by the discussion and fired shots at the trio for pointing fingers instead of condemning the inhuman act that the lady in question was subjected to.
The three were initially suspended but later fired and sued by Radio Africa over the remarks which caused an online uproar.
By Stella Anyango