Bongo artist Rajab Abdul Kahali popularly known as Harmonize and his team of five were stranded in Nairobi hours after their failed show at the Chaget Festival in Eldoret.
Harmonize Manager Mr.Puaz disclosed that Organizers of the event went against their Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU), making it had for his artiste to show up on stage and entertain the over 4500 fans who had turned out to have a good time.
Harmonize was accorded a heroic welcome and he went on to do the soundchecks hours before the gates were opened.
However, things turned ugly after the event organizer under Shado Event Initiative of Douglas Obobe Maini showed up at their hotel without the remaining part of the money.
“Tuliingia Eldoret on Friday na mapokezi yakawa mazuri sana. Tukawa tumefanya mpaka sound check na msanii wangu alikuwa tayari kabisa kufanya show. Ila promoter alipokuja Hotelini alisema kuwa anapesa ila zipo katika currency ya Kenya bali si kwa USD Dollars jinsi mkataba wetu na wao ulisema. Akasisitiza kuwa kuna mtu ambaye anafaa kuleta pesa Nyingine ikiwa in USD Dollars ndipo tulipwe. Kufikia kitu saa sita usiku pesa hazikuwa zimeingia. Mwendo wa Saba tukamwambia organizer kwamba aje na hizo pesa bora ahakikishe zipo sawia zikiwa exchanged to USD Dollars.
The manager went on saying;
Organizer na team yake wakaondoka Hotelini kwenda kuchukua pesa kwenye gari. But they never returned to our room. Mwendo wa sa nane ndipo niliamua kwenda kuona whats going on, nikapata promoter wa show kule nje akisema partner wake for the event ameondoka na Gari lililokuwa na pesa na hapatikani kwa simu. Wakati huu tayari mashabiki walikuwa wemasubiri vyakutosha mpaka wameanza kuzua vurugu.”