Kenyan radio station Classic 105 was on Wednesday slammed by Kenyans online over a discussion most deemed as insensitive and offensive.
The radio station’s morning show hosts – Maina Kageni and Churchill alias Mwalimu King’ang’i – were engaging with their listeners on the recent rise in femicide cases in the country.
The station’s social media handlers then took to their online accounts to pose a question to their fans and followers in anticipation for more feedback.
“Guys, What’s the worst thing a woman could do to make you end her life,” read the post.
This, however, rubbed many online users the wrong way with many interpreting it as the station allegedly justifying actions by men to kill women; especially coming on the backdrop of the much publicised incident where Moi University student Ivy Wangeci was hacked to death by Naftali Njahi Kinuthia.
Kenyans took to Twitter to express their anger at the radio station which has since deleted the social media posts.
— 🇰🇪Nyaguthii Akinyi🏳️🌈 (@_omalicha__) May 28, 2019
Classic 105 what rubbish is this? Are they implying that there is a valid reason to kill a woman? What a wow!!! pic.twitter.com/hoJqSYeAXP
— Pooky SnuggleWaggle (@Spazbender) May 28, 2019
But no!! But why??
— sheila mwanyigha (@MissMwanyigha) May 28, 2019
It’s so scary to imagine that someone could end you for offending them just because of your gender 🙀
It’s scarier to see how nonchalant a whole radio station is towards femicide.
Shut down the entire station
— Vortex (@maumauzdaughter) May 28, 2019
I never listen to classic 105 fm but if this is the content they had this morning, the producer, the hosts should face some sort of sanction. This is truly despicable and I am sad that someone thought this was a brilliant idea
— KRuz (@kiruimk) May 28, 2019
What in the actual hell? This show is always on some bottom of the barrel 'content'. But this is a new low. @MediaCouncilK Hello.
— Wairimu (@nimongaru) May 28, 2019
Some radio guys are sick in the head… Why would someone promote femicide
— Berverlyn Kats (@BerverlynKats) May 29, 2019
I stopped listening to Classic 105 long time ago. Am just shocked to see this. Wait they discussed then deleted the tweet? This is toxic. Even if they looking for numbers this is very insensitive. #HerLifeMatters
— Sam. (@mwas_2) May 28, 2019
Have they gone nuts. Openly encouraging femicide when there has been a rising on such cases. The radio station should be shut down already.
— kui kui💕🇰🇪 (@LucyMuhia12) May 28, 2019