Shaffie Weru Blames Big Brands Who Were Paying Him Contributed to Losing Radio Job: “Was Never About Tweets”
- Shaffey Veru talked about how his life changed in the two years after he lost his radio job and said the only difference is that his money was depleted by KSh 700,000
- A radio veteran who has been on the radio for 17 years warned people who like to cancel others online and said he would like him to do better with the situation that led to his job loss
- According to him, he was fired because people started attacking brands that paid him a huge amount of money
Famous radio personality Shaffy Veru talked about life, two years after he was fired from his job at Radio Africa Group.
Shaffey Veru: I haven't seen it happen
Into interview with the Nation, the veteran journalist shared that his life is still the same since he was fired, the only difference being the huge salary he earned every month that does not exist.
“The reason why I was fired, you have to understand, was never about tweets, it never applied to people. It was about companies that spent money on me because I was a very big presenter and now their clients who attacked me started attacking companies, it was very distorted,” he said.
According to the media man, at midnight he was fired over a tweet and had to remain discreet to understand what was going on before he could respond.
“I didn't see it happening because by the time I left, I had just been suspended. And I thought it would only last for while And then we will recover, but no. It was more than that,” he said.
However, he appreciated the support he had, who also encouraged him to file legal action against your employer after dismissal.
Shaffey, however, argued that his life is still unchanged, the only bad thing he experienced was emotional experiences.
“Nothing has changed in my life. The only thing that changed was that I was now unemployed and my source of income was depleted by more than 700,000 KSh per month. But everything else was constant and still is,” he added.
However, he warned people who are used to canceling people online without knowing the consequences of what they say online.
Shaffey added that after working on radio for 17 years and saying many controversial things, the only regret was that he hadn't read the hall and hadn't woken up enough to the situation.
What actually led to Shaffey's burlap
Experienced journalists Julie Masiga and Clay Muhanda weighed in on the incident this led to Shaffey's removal from the radio.
Muhanda also said that most people find these trashy conversations funny because what people used to talk about back in the time became boring.
Their conversation stemmed from outrage from social media users after three radio hosts, Shaffey, DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville made an insensitive comment about the woman which the guy pushed away from the 12-story building for reportedly refusing to sleep with him.