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Shaffie Weru: Accident? What accident? I was just ‘helping out’

Radio personality Shaffie Weru has stirred up a conversation online after a video emerged where it appeared as though he had been involved in a road accident at Lenana Rd, Kilimani.

But when reached by Nairobi News, Shaffie said he had not been involved in the accident, rather he was just helping out.

“No I am okay, I was standing by the roadside helping out. I am okay, I was just being a good Samaritan,” said Shaffie.

The outspoken celebrity had earlier shared a tweet revealing his location, which is what led his fans to believe that he could have indeed been involved in an accident.

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The radio presenter is no stranger to controversy, including being fired HomeBoyz Radio two years ago for making remarks on air that were deemed disrespectful to women. Also fired over the incident was DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville. 

Their comments were a reaction to a story of a 21-year-old who was thrown off a building by a man after she turn down his sexual advances. There carefree banter sparked public outrage, leading to their dismissal.

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But after being fire Shaffie went on to sue his former employer, while demanding compensation for unlawful termination and breach of contract.

The radio host’s termination came after he had been with radio Africa for more than 18 years working on a number of their radio stations including Kiss 100. He eventually made his comeback to radio this year when he joined NRG radio.

Shaffie started his radio career in 2001 when he worked alongside Kalekye Mumo in a popular morning show before Kalekye left. He then worked with Adelle Onyango on the same show after which they were replaced by Kamene Goro and Andrew Kibe.