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Shaffie Weru: I was Earning Ksh 1 Million per month as a Radio presenter

by Paul Nyongesa
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Kenyan media personality Shaffie Weru has left fans astonished after revealing the significant amount of money he used to earn during his days as a radio presenter.

In an interview with the Mic Cheque podcast, Shaffie Weru disclosed that he used to pocket Ksh 1 million per month before tax.

“Just before tax, I made about Ksh 1.1 million, and that was back in the day, I’m talking about 2006. The money was good. During that time, money was all about partying, buying big cars, and then I had children early. My firstborn is in university now; just calculate, 18 years ago, so I was also paying school fees,” Shaffie shared.

During the years 2006 and 2007, Shaffie Weru was seemingly among the highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya, particularly while hosting the morning show on Kiss FM.

In 2021, Shaffie Weru faced dismissal from HomeBoyz radio due to controversial on-air remarks. He had advised women to exercise caution during their initial encounters with unfamiliar men.

This advice followed a disturbing incident where a woman experienced sexual assault and was thrown off a building during a first date.

Shaffie’s remarks, suggesting that women play hard to get and avoid risky situations, were criticized by some who viewed them as disrespectful and promoting gender-based violence.

The dismissal from HomeBoyz radio occurred alongside former colleagues Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme.

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