The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has fined Radio Group Africa owned brand HomeBoyz Radio 1 million shillings following breach of the Code of Conduct for radio programming in the country.
The regulatory body has further suspended the breakfast show ‘The Liftoff’ hosted by Shaffie Weru, Joseph Munoru (DJ Mfalme) and Neville Muysa.
The trio had already been fired by their employer Radio Group Africa barely a day a go.
This follows a public outcry over detrimental sentiments in their breakfast show where they gave out an individual case where they presented it in a manner deemed as ‘mockery’.
The trio discussed openly and without caution an individual case that involved Ms Eunice Wangare who was thrown from the 12th floor of a building by her boyfriend.
The presenters of the most listened urban radio station allegedly made funny of Ms Wangare thus tarnishing the other gender.
“The Communication Authority of Kenya has suspended the HomeBoyz breakfast show ‘TheLiftOff’ for a period of 6 months and or until the commission is satisfied that Radio Group Africa has initiated all measures to avoid recurrence of such diminishing remarks,” said the CA Acting Director General Mercy Wanjau.
The Authority has also directed Radio Group Africa to train all it’s radio presenters, reporters and any other staff on gender sensitivity related issues.
The media establishment announced that following the public concerns over the program aired on Wednesday, 26, 2021, it has immediately suspended Mr Weru, Muysa and DJ Mfalme.
Radio Group Africa had suffered major blow after it’s major advertisers including the East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) withdrew for unknown period of time it’s advertising contract with the media establishment.
Radio Group Africa owns major brands and very commanding radio stations among them, Classic 105, Kiss 100, Radio Jambo, East FM, The Star Newspaper among other media brands.