The controversial content producer Andrew Kibe’s account has been closed by YouTube, which cited a breach of its terms of service as the cause.
Given his no-holds-barred criticism of Kenyan celebrities and outspoken viewpoints on current events, Kibe is no stranger to controversy.
Before getting fired from his channel, he had gathered over 474k subscribers and had published about 3.1k videos.
Fans and detractors alike expressed shock and joy over the closure of his well-liked account, catapulting Kibe to the top of Twitter trends.
Kibe turned to X, formerly known as Twitter, and attempted to dismiss the termination as a little bump in his creative journey, despite the fact that he did not publicly discuss it.
“Train ili toka stenje kitambo, hizi ni kelele za chura. Time ya LIVE ni ile ile aisay,” Kibe said, indicating he would still continue to churn content across other platforms.
Kibe, who operates out of Texas after leaving a radio hosting gig in Kenya, has quickly risen up the social media ranks, with apt comparisons to British-American kickboxer Andrew Tate, with whom he shares a first name.
Locally, he has clashed with a slew of Kenyan celebrities, including Bahati and Diana, former Governor Mike Sonko, and even fellow content creators.