n nairobi
Harmonize arrested i n nairobi

Reports are rife that Tanzanian musician, Rajab Abdul Kahali has been arrested and is being held at Kileleshwa police station.

It is reported that Harmonize was arrested for questioning over complaints from the show at Captains Lounge that saw irate revelers attack him for performing for less than five minutes.

There are reports that Harmonize was set to make a number of other club appearances but failed to honor the agreement and hence why he was arrested.

According to Kilimani police boss Mbogo Muturi, his officers were acting on complaints from people who handle the Bongo star.

However according to Melamani Limited, the promoter who brought Harmonize to Kenya had a different version of the whole scenario saying he is at the police station for his ‘own security'.

Outside the police station, Captain's Lounge director, Jor Barsil, confirmed that Harmonize was indeed supposed to perform for one and a half hours but only did five minutes.

“I paid Sh450,000 to Melamani Limited for Harmonize to come to the club for a party and to be with the fans for one and a half hours, but when he came he only stayed for not more than five minutes. This angered the fans who wanted to beat him up but I protected him, I want to be refunded the amount I spent,”Barsil said.

He added that the entire set up at the club cost Sh1 million and the star's appearance cost Sh450,000.

Earlier on, while addressing the unfortunate drama to the media, comedian Eric Omondi who had accompanied Harmonize to Captains Lounge, said it was a case of misunderstanding from fans on what was expected of Harmonize at the club.

"A lot of things happened, it was a party and some people were excited...the club was small. There is a difference between a concert and/event. Kenyans must understand that it was a club appearance/technical appearance/meet and greet/ an afterparty," Eric Omondi said. 

On the brief performance, Omondi defended the Konde music worldwide CEO saying  the 'Uno' hitmaker was not obliged to entertain revelers that night. 

"The artist is supposed to just chill, he is not supposed to perform. Harmonize was coming to perform at KICC, Kenyans should understand. You can even pay 1 million, you know what a club appearance is...it happens worldwide."

People themselves demanded that Harmonize should perform, so he sang some songs. Even tomorrow we have another club appearance and the artists will not perform, unless at his own will. He should not be told what to do," Eric added. 

Narrating what transpired, Omondi confirmed that indeed he and Harmonize were targeted by the angry revelers.  

“I feel Harmonize, people charged towards him, his car was stoned. I had to stay there for long, police had to be there because people were waiting for me outside."

Omondi expressed fears that Kenyans behaviors might scare away international artists.