The first concert since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country has been held in Mombasa County.
The Sunday September 27th event which was fully organized by Governor Ali Hassan Joho took place at Mama Ngina Front Park and saw thousands of Kenyans attend.
The highly publicized relaunch of the Park concided with the World Tourism Day and was attended by Kenyans in huge numbers some who came all the way from Nairobi city and Nakuru.
Other activities that took place included cycling challenge that saw the winner bag cash and kind prizes courtesy of Mombasa Governor Mr. Joho.
Among the artists who were lined up for performances was Singer Masauti, Otile Brown, Hip Hop star King Kaka and Khalighraph Jones.
Reacting after the concert, popular rapper King Kaka said he was elated by Mr. Joho’s gesture to flag the first ever concert after a long dry spell.
“What a breath of fresh air. The 1st gig in Kenya since Corona Started. Asante Mombasa County The Love is Tooo Much, Asante @HassanAliJoho for being a good Co MC I will review your payment. World Tourism Day,” he tweeted.
What a breath of fresh air.
The 1st gig in Kenya since Corona Started.
Asante Mombasa County The Love is Tooo Much, Asante @HassanAliJoho for being a good Co MC I will review your payment. World Tourism Day #kakaempireisthelifestyle pic.twitter.com/WXUJcTZITq
— KING KAKA (@RabbitTheKing) September 27, 2020
On his part, Papa Jones or Khalighraph Jones has been vocal on the issue of resumption of concerts saying with politicians already holding public rallies, it was unfair for government to punish artists who rely on performances for their survival.
The huge crowds at the venue proved how much Kenyans have been missing outdoor events since March 13 when the first Covid-19 case landed in the country.
Governor Joho, after welcoming Kenyans to the event, had a chance to also perform his favourite hit song ‘Katrina’ amid cheers from his supporters.
Mama Ngina Water Front Park which sits on a 26-acre land was recently facelifted at the cost of sh 400 million National Government money.
The park has a sitting capacity of 3000 people and it overlooks the Kilindini Channel. Watch video courtesy-