Homeboyz Radio presenters Shaffie Weru and DJ Joe Mfalme have released statements apologizing for their insensitive remarks on national radio.
The two together with Neville Musya and G-Money, host the morning drive show, The Lift Off. Mflame and Shaffie hit the trending lists yesterday after arguing a lady who was thrown off the sixth floor of an apartment by her first-time date was the one on the wrong.
“I realize and accept that my statements about the unfortunate incident that happened to Eunice were very insensitive and hurtful and could be interpreted by some as encouraging the already ongoing and unacceptable culture of violence against women and girls,” read Shaffie’s statement.
“I do not, have not and will never condone any form of violence against women and I will do my part to help put an end to it.”
“…I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Eunice, her family and anyone who has been a victim of Gender based violence for the harm that was caused by my words” read part of DJ Joe Mfalme’s apology.
— DJ Joe Mfalme (@DjJoeMfalme) March 26, 2021
The clip of the two speaking on the show went viral getting reactions from fans and other industry players such as Ciku Muriuki, Adelle Onyango among others.
The 20-year-old woman, who was thrown off a building for refusing her boyfriend’s sexual advances, had paid her Facebook boyfriend turned attacker, a visit all the way from Kiambu for the first time after online chatting.
Shaffie and Mflame 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’.