Presenter suspended over barbaric comments on slain Moi University student

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A presenter on Mtaani Show on Homeboyz Radio has been suspended over insensitive comments regarding the murder of Moi University student Ivy Wangeci.

Wangeci was hacked to death by a man claimed to be his boyfriend Naftali Kinuthia in Eldoret at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

During the show, a presenter by the name Didgie made it clear that the deceased deserved to die. “She died because she wasn’t loyal. That is the truth” he continued to say, “UkiDate dereva atakunyonga na seatbelt. Msee wa butchery atakuchinja”. (If you date a driver, he or she will strangle you using a seatbelt.If it is a butcher he will chop you).

The show was also suspended for further investigations. A statement released by the Group Managing Director read, “After reviewing the show recording we have found the comments made to be in extremely poor taste and apologize without reservation.”

It added, “We have removed the show from the schedule pending further investigation. The presenter in question has also been immediately suspended by the station.”

There has been a lot of speculation on social media about the motive behind Kinuthia’s uncouth attack but the police are yet to give an official statement. 

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