Why Joe Muchiri is in trouble at ‘Capital FM’
Media personality Joe Muchiri’s social media posts have not only rattled Kenyans online but also his employer Capital FM.
For starters, Joe Muchiri is the producer of Hits not Homework, the evening show on Capital FM. He is also vocal on social media.
So, his latest social media rant commented on a WhatsApp group on how he wished rape for a woman who had stated that she would not vote for Nyashinski.
A female violinist had posted on her social media that she appreciates South Africa’s Nasty C and Nigeria’s Wizkid’s art more and would vote them for the MTVEMA best African act award.
A screenshot of the update was shared in a WhatsApp group of artists and entertainers and Muchiri responded that “a cactus will have sex with her (loose translation)”.
Users have been protesting against Muchiri’s rape comment urging his employer to take action.
Muchiri on Monday apologized to the violinist adding that it was anger that made him react in that way.
But on Tuesday, Capital Group in a statement said it “does not condone gender based violence or any form of violence.”
The group added, “We are therefore dealing with the matter with the seriousness it deserves.”
Capital Group’s Statement on Joe W. Muchiri: pic.twitter.com/y56oRqi3CB
— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) October 17, 2017