Homeboyz Radio through the Radio Africa Group plans to countersue Radio host Shaffie Weru for Sh150 million over what it calls inappropriate and insensitive comments made by the former Homeboyz presenter on-air. This comes just hours after Shaffie sued the company for unlawful and unfair dismissal.
Shaffie, who was also the Programs Controller at the station demanded 21M in damages and wants the demands met within seven days or by April 6, failure to which he has threatened to move to court.
Radio Africa in its response to Shaffie’s lawyers states that Shaffie contravened company policies and his employment contract, and as per the terms of his contract such action lead to the “forthwith” termination of his services.
“His actions were unconscionable and amount to severe gross misconduct. He should have known better having been in the media industry for 18 years and receiving continuous training on media regulators’ programming codes, broadcasting regulations and codes of conduct and ethics. Including a very recent training by the Media Council of Kenya in February 2021 which covered: Ethics and Code of Conduct, Fake news and Fact checking, Interview skills, Conflict Sensitive Journalism, Hate Speech Dilemma in media, On-air presentation skills,” Radio Africa said.