Harmonize promoter arrested after the artiste failed to perform in Eldoret
The show was rocked with confusion and Chaos
The unfortunate event left fans disappointed prompting them to engage in violent activities, destroying tents, breaking chairs and throwing water bottles on stage.
The ugly unfolding’s prompted police officers to arrest the organizers of the event. Shado Event Initiative CEO Douglas Obobe Maini, who was behind the entire event, was arrested for not paying Harmonize to perform hence eliciting chaos.
Confirming the incident, Eldoret South Police boss Wilson Abduba, said that his officers managed to control the restless crowd that had started to destroy property at the venue.
“We had ‘Chaget festival‘ on Saturday which was to run from 6pm-6am and things were smooth until 2am when more than 5, 000 fans attending the event started demanding for Harmonize to perform. Reports we have indicated that there was disagreement on payment,” Mr Abduba told Nairobi News in his office.
The standoff between Hamonize and the organizers of the event left him stranded at Starbucks Hotel over unpaid bills. The Kwangwaru hit maker and his team were unable to settle the bills after they were abandoned by the promoter.
They were later on allowed to leave the hotel at around 1pm after interventions by Harmonize’s Kenyan friends.
On Friday, the Wasafi artiste had been accorded a heroic welcome in Eldoret hence bringing the town to a standstill. He went ahead to do sound checks at the venue of the event confirming that he was ready to entertain his Kenyan fans.
“BINAFSI NAJUA KIASI GANI PESA INATAFUTWA KWA UGUMU BUT KWA MAPENZI YENU MLIJITOA KUJA KUNI SUPPORT SIO KWASABABU MIE NI SPECIAL SANA....!!! NI KWA UPENDO WENU TUU ILA KILICHONISIKITISHA NI PROMOTERS KUCHUKUA PESA ZA WATU WASIO PUNGUA 4000K THEN WAKASHINDWA KUJA KUMALIZIA PAYMENT ILIYOBAKI NA KUKIMBIA HII INAUMIZA SANA...!! (1) NI DALILI YA KUNIVUNJIA HESHIMA NA UAMINIFU KWA MASHABIKI ZANGU (2) IMENIUMIZA KUONA WATU WALIOJITOA KULIPA VIINGILIO VYAO JUST FOR ME WANADHULUMIWA MWISHO KABISA...!!! NISEME SAMAHANI NEXT TIME NITAHAKIKISHA TUMELIPWA DOO YOTE KABLA NI COME TRUST ME I'M SO....!!! DISAPPOINTED AND I LOVE YOU AND I WAS EXTRA READY I DID AND EVERYTHING THIS IS TO BAD ....!!!!” wrote Harmonize.
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