Homeboyz Radio, through its parent organization Radio Africa, has terminated its morning meal show moderators Shaffie Weru, Neville, and DJ Joe Mfalme with quick impact.
The triplet was given up after remarks they made on the station on Thursday morning about Eunice Wangari, 20, who was allegedly tossed from the twelfth floor of a structure by a man in the wake of denying his lewd gestures.
The comments evoked annoyance from Kenyans online with a large number of them calling for move to be made against the three.
“The comments of said erstwhile employees, were neither authorized, approved nor cleared with the company nor was the subject discussed and/or authorized by the company’s senior leadership. We are deeply disappointed in their conduct,” read a statement signed by Homeboyz Radio General Manager Somoina Kimojino.
“We have determined that their conduct constitutes gross misconduct and an egregious breach of the company’s editorial policies. The company and its subsidiaries do not condone gender-based violence or any form of physical, verbal and emotional abuse nor does it subscribe to the view shared by the three employees.”
The station additionally tried to guarantee its accomplices and audience members of its obligation to guaranteeing that moderators are routinely prepared on media and sex issues, the morals of investigating issues of sex based brutality and rape, inclusivity and variety.
“We thank you all for demanding more of the media industry at large. While we continue to provide great news, information and entertainment we will endeavor to do it with good taste and decency. We shall endeavor to do our part to change any and all harmful narratives surrounding gender issues,” added the statement.
The trio had earlier been suspended from the station pending investigations, during which period the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) pulled all sponsorship connected to them at the station.
Both the station and the presenters later issued apologies over the comments.