The Communications Authority of Kenya(CAK) has hit Homeboyz Radio with a Ksh.1 million fine and suspended its breakfast show for six months over slur comments against women made by presenters Shaffie Weru, Neville, and DJ Joe Mfalme.
CA Director General Mercy Wanjau, in a press address on Sunday, said the comments made during the breakfast show of March 25, 2021 were in violation of the provisions of the law and the Programming Code in respect to the requirement for broadcasters to air decent and family-oriented programming during the watershed period.
The State agency noted that the station’s presenters discussed sexual matters in an explicit and offensive manner and glorified sexual violence against women.
According to the State agency, the show presenters “exposed a victim of Gender Based Violence to ridicule and implied it was the victim’s fault that she was targeted and assaulted.”
Besides the Ksh.1 million penalty, a six-month suspension was imposed on the said breakfast show “until the station demonstrates compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.”
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