Today was going to be a very good afternoon to evening after Sauti Sol announced they will be holding it down for us in an event dubbed 'Sol Saturday' at the WaterFront Karen.
Sadly we woke up to news that they will not be performing. In a statement released, they said it is because of COVID-19 restrictions.
"TO OUR FANS WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT WE SHALL NOT BE PERFORMING AT TODAY’S SCHEDULED 'SOL SATURDAY' EVENT. ALTHOUGH WE DEEPLY DESIRE TO GIVE YOU A MARVELOUS SHOW. WE CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE ASSURE YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY WHICH IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY. WE WERE RECENTLY MADE AWARE THAT THE EVENT SIZE DOESN’T COMPLY WITH KENYAN COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND REGULATIONS. TOGETHER WITH THE PROMOTERS TUKUTANE ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED AND MASS HOUSE GROUP LIMITED, WE TRIED HARD TO MITIGATE THE SITUATION, HOWEVER WE COULD NOT COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON THE BEST WAY FORWARD. WITH THE RECENT UPTICK IN CONFIRMED INFECTIONS AND DEATHS AROUND THE WORLD WE CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE RECKLESSLY ENDANGER YOUR WELL BEING. WE SHALL BE REFUNDING THE PROMOTERS, TUKUTANE ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED AND MASS HOUSE GROUP LIMITED THE FULL PERFORMANCE FEES DULY PAID TO US WITHOUT DELAY SO THAT THEY CAN PROVIDE SWIFT REFUNDS TO YOU. IT IS DISHEARTENING AND UNFORTUNATE, BUT NECESSARY AND WE HOPE TO APPEAR ON STAGE AGAIN AS SOON AS WE CAN DO SO SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY. STAY SAFE. YOURS TRULY, SAUTI SOL."
It is sad but at the end of the day, our health matters.