Tanzanian Bongo Star Harmonize is currently held at the Kileleshwa police station, a day after headlining the Afrika Moja Concert at the KICC.
Harmonize, who was supposed to leave the country on Sunday, was apprehended after failing to make several scattered appearances at various Nairobi clubs, according to reports.
Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi has also been implicated in the brewing scandal, with claims that he collected money from bar owners in exchange for the star’s appearance at the bars.
Citizen Digital has learned that a former Nairobi Governor cum club proprietor had already paid Ksh.3M for the Tanzanian sensation to perform at one of his establishments.
As at Sunday morning, the controversial comedian was nowhere to be seen, with confusion gripping the promoter who brought Harmonize to the country.
According to reports, the promoter was not even aware of the club appearances because he was only told that the ‘kwangwaru’ hitmaker would only perform at the KICC.
Meanwhile, Omondi and Harmonize were forced to flee an establishment along Mombasa road on Friday night after enraged patrons complained that the singer had only performed for less than two minutes.
Omondi defended himself by claiming that the singer was only supposed to make an appearance at the club, while enjoying himself, and that it was not a mini concert.
“Kenyans have to understand the difference between a club appearance, or technical appearance, or a meet-and-greet and an after-party. They are not like a concert,” the comedian was quoted as saying.
“The artist is just there to chill and enjoy himself, nothing much. He wasn’t supposed to perform, Harmonize was coming to perform at KICC, they shouldn’t have expected him to perform,”
Apparently, chaos erupted after Harmonize appeared at the club for a brief moment before disappearing.
A majority of revelers who were at the establishment had paid an upwards of Ksh.5,000 for the VVIP tickets, for an event that had been hyped as ‘Freaky Friday with Harmonize Live, hosted by Eric Omondi’.
It was not yet clear what exactly the revelers had been made to pay for with a majority accusing the club of shortchanging them.
The aftermath of the chaos, according to Omondi, left the musician with injuries and his car vandalised.