An author has come out to criticize Kiss FM breakfast show hosts, Kamene Goro and Jalang’o for using his stories without giving him credits.
In a post he shared on his Twitter account, the author, Collins Sakwa Ongoma, claimed that the presenters have been using his content during their breakfast show but instead of mentioning his name, they referred to him as ‘that guy’.
“This is the second time Jalang’o and Kamene are using my thread stories for their radio Content. It is sad that even after Jalang’o read my thread story and coined his content from it, he still referred to me as ‘A thread from this guy.’ No acknowledgment, no nothing,” the author complained.
This is the second time Jalang’o and Kamene are using my thread stories for their radio Content. It is sad that even after Jalang’o read my thread story and coined his content from it, he still referred to me as ‘A thread from this guy.’
No acknowledgment, no nothing. https://t.co/bPwBwHX2Kl
— Author Sakwah Ongoma (@CSakwah) January 19, 2022
A section of his followers agreed with him, some claiming that most of the content from radio is picked from twitter users.
“Without KOT 90% of local radio stations would have closed shop for lack of content but acknowledging the source is where they want to draw the line… hii ndio shida ya kuhire non journalist in the media industry,” a follower stated
Others however disagreed with him saying that he should work with Jalang’o instead of fighting him.
“Bro, you wanna let a good story die with a mere 300 likes when it can reach 1000? Simply be proud of your creativity and strive towards working with Jalas. Fighting him will only kill both your jokes and potential to rise,” Lord Kanta the Great responded to him.
In an interview with Pulse, Ongoma said that he did not want any form of payment but was just seeking to be credited because that was rightfully his work.
“I’m not asking for any payment, just credit me as you use my threads. I’m a content creator and that’s rightfully my work. It wouldn’t hurt to say my name, as you use my work on radio,” the author said.
Ongoma is a novel writer and is known for sharing short stories on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.