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Why Harmonize turned down Ruto’s Sh3m windfall for Kibra concert

Tanzanian bongo flava star Harmonize snubbed the concert in Kibra on Sunday after Deputy President Willaim Ruto’s camp failed to pay him in advance.

Harmonize, who was to perform as the headline act, had asked for Sh3 million but on condition he be paid upfront before landing in the country.

Sources within the Jubilee Party camp told Nairobi News there was a push and pull on whether it was worthy to pay the Tanzania singer that much for just a brief performance.

The bongo singer was meant to jet in on Saturday but, according to a source in his camp in Tanzania, when the DP camp insisted on paying him on Monday, he refused.

Being the penultimate day for campaigns the Jubilee Party team had lined up a number of international and local artiste.

Kenyatta Hill was to curtain raise for Harmonize but ended up performing for almost the entire time at Laini Saba in Kibra where McDonald Mariga’s supporters had gathered.

Hill is the son of the late Joseph Hill, singer and songwriter for the legendary Jamaican vocal trio Culture.