The YouTube account belonging to social commentator Andrew Kibe has been terminated.
The Kenyan who now lives in the US in apparent response to the strike wrote: “Train ili toka stenje kitambo, hizi ni kelele za chura. Time ya LIVE ni ile ile aisay,” Kibe said.
The YouTube strike seen by the Nai Haps read: “The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated,” read the announcement.
Andrew Kibe has for some time been notifying his legion of fans that once he is done with YouTube, he will upload his content on another platform.
While this may be a different case now, it will be interesting to see what his next move will be.
Here is what Google Help says about an account being terminated.
- If your channel was terminated due to copyright infringement claims and you think the claims are incorrect, you may file a counter-notification. This process is still available for creators with terminated channels, but the counter-notification web form will be inaccessible.
- Is YouTube termination permanent? YouTube may suspend accounts, temporarily or permanently, from their social networking service.
- YouTube can terminate any account they choose to terminate without needing to give any reason.
- You may be able to appeal either by creating and submitting a video appeal or by contacting Creator Support from within YouTube Studio. After submitting your appeal, our teams will respond within 14 days with a decision.
Popular personalities whose accounts got terminated at some point include Diamond Platnumz, who runs one of Africa’s biggest accounts with over 7 million subscribers. His account was terminated in 2022 but he managed to recover it.
In 2020, Comedian Flaqo faced the same fate. Tanasha Donna also experienced the same in 2021. They all managed to recover the accounts.