Media personality Adelle Onyango has come out to strongly rebuke radio presenter Shaffie Weru and DJ Joe Mfalme for normalizing rape culture and sexual violence on their show today on Homeboyz radio.
The two media personalities, while addressing the issue where a girl was thrown off the 12th floor of a building by her Facebook date, gave solutions on the things the girl could have done to avoid being in such a situation. For example, they suggested that women should avoid alcoholic situations with men as men are ‘misbehaving’.
I have never rated Shaffie ever since he came into the limelight. Also, who listens to people who speak like that? With that ka accent. Very annoying people they are. pic.twitter.com/AZGwA4lWoK
— wa Mucunu (@mwabilimwagodi) March 25, 2021
During a time where there has been heightened gender-based violence against women and rape as well, Shaffie’s words left a bad taste among listeners.
“This is quite sad that on a national platform you would normalize sexual violence. Its sad that instead of having a candid conversation about the male aggression women face when they say no (so many women have been killed and raped for this), you would instead blame women and tell us what we are doing that warrants being THROWN OFF THE 12TH FLOOR.”
Adelle continued by adding that their unacceptable actions put the blame on the victims.
“My heart goes out to other survivors who have to interact with this and to Eunice who has to hear her lived experience be reduced to banter,” she concluded.
The actions by Shaffie and DJ Mfalme have since gone viral and caused an uproar from Kenyans from all around the country.
That lady was thrown out of the12th floor of a building, and Shaffie Weru and crew said she was "too loose" and "too available". And no one of the three at any one point thought to stop the conversation or even blame the dude who did the violence
— Tawera: Ama mimi ndio mjinga?🤔 (@Shad_khalif) March 25, 2021
Shaffie and the other presenters need to unconditionally apologize to the lady in question, even face disciplinary measures if possible. Ingekuwa majuu, they would lose their jobs and endorsements in a snap. We need to teach men how to accept rejection not blaming victims. 😡
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) March 25, 2021
I don't listen to Kenyan radio coz it's 99% misogyny from people with the depth of a serving spoon, so I'd rather mop the ocean all day instead. However, lots of people, esp young impressionable people, listen. What a big shame @HomeboyzRadio to be mocking violence against women!
— Mwende Ngao (@mwendesusu) March 25, 2021