Celebrated media personality Kamene Goro has found herself in a hot soup after she made an insensitive joke on mental health.
In a post seen by Kiss, the Kiss 100 morning host shared a meme that read,
Mental health na hamna akili
Even though she did not target anyone with the post, social media users were unhappy that she was making a joke of such a serious issue as mental health.
Research indicates that at least one in every ten people in Kenya suffer from mental health problems. This number goes up to one in every four patients attending outpatient services.
Anxiety disorders and depression are among the top mental problems diagnosed in Kenya followed by drug and substance use disorders.
Perhaps such statistics are what has made mental health a very serious subject that Kenyans will not forgive anyone joking about it.
Even though the radio queen has since deleted the post, she has remained top of the Twitter trends as many netizens continue to maul her.