Mixed reactions as Homeboyz Radio apologize after Shaffie & his co-hosts landed them in trouble

In 2019, Homeboyz Radio suspended its presenter over his insensitive remarks on the murder of Ivy Wangechi.

Mixed reactions as Homeboyz Radio issue apology after Shaffie & his co-hosts  landed them in trouble

The Homeboyz Radio management issued a statement condemning Shaffie Weru, DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville’s insensitive sentiments on a lady who was pushed off 12th floor of a building by a man she met on Facebook.

However, Kenyans On Twitter found it hard to buy the apology, stating that this is not the first time such an incident is happening at the radio station.

“…Homeboyz Radio sincerely apologizes to Eunice Wangari and our listeners for the commnest made by the presenters.

Homeboyz Radio does not condone sexual assault, violence against women, victim shaming and any actions by men who do not respect women, women’s choices and voices.

…We understand the seriousness of the matter and will endeavor to ensure our Presenters and show hosts discuss issues of consent and violence against women in a respectful and conscious manner going forward…a disciplinary inquiry will be instituted to ensure this does not happen again” reads part of the apology.

On Thursday, Shaffie Weru, DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville landed in trouble, for Victim shamming Eunice Wangari Wakimbi who was thrown off the 12th floor of Ambank House by her perpetrator, Moses Gatama Njoroge.

Another Incident

It can be remember that in 2019, Homeboyz was forced to suspend one of its shows following insensitive comments that were made by their Presenters on a young lady who was killed by her lover in Eldoret.

KOT argued that the station should streamline its broadcasting and make sure they live up to promises made in their two apologies.

The show dubbed 'Mtaani' was also removed from the schedule with Homeboyz saying they are conducting an internal investigation.

"Mtaani is an important part of our schedule and provides our listeners with an opportunity to engage in real time on real issues. We are cognizant of our responsibilities as broadcasters which is why we are taking these measures," the statement said.

Later on, Didge owned up to his mistake, stating that he was truly sorry to everyone who was offended by his insensitive remarks, promising to improve the quality of their show.


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