The much anticipated Pizza and Wine Festival- Kitenge edition, which was meant to go down this weekend has been postponed.
Following Health CS Mutahi Kagwe’s instructions, the organizers of the event that was bringing Nigerian superstar Omah Lay to the country for the first time chose to postpone the date to October.
They took to their official social media pages to announce the news to expectant fans.
“Following the latest announcement by the Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe on 30th July 2021, suspending all public gatherings and in person meetings of whatever nature, we, Pizza and Wine Group, have taken the difficult decision to push forward the Pizza and Wine Festival – Kitenge Edition initially scheduled for 7th August 2021 to October 2021. Final dates to follow after.”
The decision was arrived at, after internal consultation in the interests of all stake holders, you, our beloved attendees, our partners, Omah Lay and his team, local authorities, and local artists. We are closely monitoring the situation and are working diligently to confirm the new dates. We will provide periodic updates to keep you abreast of all developments.
“Albeit disappointing, this increased time available to promote and plan the event, has put us in a unique position to curate a safer and better experience for you, our attendees. We hope to enjoy your continued support as we strive to bring you a world class experience,” they wrote.
The much-anticipated event will have some of the biggest Kenyan artists perform and curtain raise for Omah Lay. These include Nikita Kering, Nviiri, Bensoul, Chris Kaiga, Kahush and Karun, just to name a few.
Their news to postpone the event comes at an opportune time as just this past weekend, DJ Pierra Makena who hosts the popular ‘Park n Chill’ event was counting huge financial losses due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Her event which was slated for Saturday, July 31, in Meru got shut down by authorities.