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Radio Africa countersues Shaffie Weru, demands KSh 150 million in damages

Radio Africa Group (RAG) countersues former presenter at their subsidiary station Homeboyz Radio Shaffie Weru for breach of contract and negligence.

The company said its decision to sue the Radio host follows after severe gross misconduct and controversial remarks made on air.

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According RAG, Shaffie Weru has to compensate them for business loss and damage reputation caused by his slur against women during breakfast show alongside his co-hosts Dj Joe Mfalme and Neville Musya.

The group indicate in a statement they released that they are demanding KSh 150 million for all the damages he has caused the group saying ‘his actions were unconscionable.’

“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,” the company stated.

This comes just hours after the Controversial radio presenter Shaffie Weru sued Radio Africa Group over unfair and unlawful dismissal.

Through MMA Advocates, the presenter gave his former employer Homeboyz Radio, a radio station owned by Radio Africa Group, one week to pay him KSh 21.1 million for the unfair termination.

The aforementioned amount was from Shaffie’s entitlements while working at the radio station including his full salary and allowances.

He demanded to be paid KSh 682,500 which is his gross monthly salary, thus 12 months salary of KSh 8.1 million and gratuity KSh 682,500 for every year of service total to KSh 21.1 million.

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“Your suspension letter dated March 26, 2021, referred to “inappropriate and insensitive comments” allegedly made on March 25, 2021, while your summary dismissal letter referred to “inappropriate and insensitive comments” made on March 24, 2021. Our client is still lost and confused as to the exact comments you allude to,” said lawyer Nabil Orina.

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