Shaffie Weru has been the talk of the town for a fortnight with the controversy surrounding his two-decades-long career in the media industry.
This controversy is not about to end. On March 27, Shaffie lost his job at Homeboyz Radio where he worked as a Programmes Controller after exiting Kiss 100 where he carved his radio career for over a decade.
On the morning of March 24, Shaffie together with his co-host Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme found themselves on the firing line after wading deep into an incident where 20-year-old Eunice Wangari was allegedly thrown from the 12th floor of Ambank House by her Facebook boyfriend.
Shaffie and team are said to have made insensitive remarks into the incident which glorified sexual violence among women.
This cost him a well-paying job with Homeboyz which terminated his contract on March 27.
Shaffie on Thursday evening yet again, stirred a debate painting an image of a man whose streak of luck never seems to run out.
He shared a snippet of a project he has been working on, Darasa. It is an online educational platform where she speaks of his schooldays at Chuka Highschool in just a short bit.
Shaffie captioned the video: “Before I was turned into a villain overnight…I had done something dope with @darasakenya”
On Tuesday, Shaffie through MMA Advocates sent a Ksh21 million demand letter to Radio Africa which was the parent firm for Homeboyz Radio.
Shaffie demanded the heft pay based on a year’s pay from his monthly salary Ksh682,000 and gratuity for every year served.
Through his lawyers, the radio personality said that he has worked for Radio Africa for 18 years and the last thing he expected was being sacked due to “public pressure”.
He issued a seven-day ultimatum to the firm to respond to his demands.
In a twist, Radio Africa responded with a countersuit demanding Ksh150 million from Shaffie for loss of business and reputational damage.