Kenyans can now understand why Andrew Kibe's YouTube channel was shut down according to Dorothy Ooko, Google's head of communication.
Kibe, according to Ms. Ooko, had broken the terms of service for the website hosting the videos. But the straw that broke the camel's back was his attempt to work around Google's prohibition on his posting on his primary channel by posting on a secondary channel.
"Kibe violated YouTube's Terms of Service. While he was restricted from using YouTube features, including uploading videos on his channel, he used another channel to get around these restrictions aka circumvention, resulting in termination of all his channels."
Ooko revealed this infomation to an X user called Mariam who had called out Google saying that they were censoring Kibe.
"Cancel culture can not be allowed to take root in content creation. @kibeandy termination of YouTube accounts is NOT about his message but a direct attack on the creative. Restore his accounts. Say NO to CANCEL CULTURE. @dorothyooko @YouTube @OleItumbi #andrewkibe."
The disappointment of losing a channel with nearly 500k subscribers hasn't stopped Kibe himself from moving on, since he doesn't appear to be in tears about the termination.In a message, Kibe pointed his devoted followers to a new website where his programming will be streamed. He made it plain that despite the significant setback, he is not quitting.
“Have been testing out the live feature on http://app.yafreeka.com and I am confident we shall be going LIVE this Friday. Sign up there and start uploading your content. We are the content cartel!
“Meanwhile, catch me tonight same time here on X, Rumble, Instagram, and TikTok. The train left the station bruh,” Kibe said.
Later, he declared that in December, in Kenya, he would host an occasion called Graduation Day.
"I will have an event in Kenya in December, It will be our graduation day. The event will have limited tickets going for Sh2,000.
We want a manageable crowd and for people to have fun, si mcome huko mkinuka mauvundo. It will be a whole event. I had put 300 but I was told no."