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The gods are to blame as Koroga Festival is postponed


By THOMAS RAJULA

The Koroga Festival’s 10th edition, which was scheduled for this Sunday, December 20, 2015, has been postponed. The concert festival which was to have Uganda’s musical don Jose Chameleone and Kenya’s Ken wa Maria, among other artistes, was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions that being experienced in Nairobi lately. It has been moved to January 3, 2016.

“(The reason we are postponing is) the weather; nothing else. We had already been planning for a January event, so we will just put it up then,” said Susan Wong, editor of Capital Lifestyle.

The downpour is expected to go on throughout the rest of the month of December. This will certainly dampen the mood of the festival goers as well as make parking of vehicles at the nearby State House Primary School grounds hard.

The last time there was this much deluge, motorists had a hard time getting their vehicles unstuck, which led to huge traffic snarl up.

The soil at the Nairobi Arboretum is clay-like and extremely sticky; it piles up the more you step on it. The brick red colour is also hard to get off, and this may have been the main reason for postponing the event.

“We will in fact have more acts than we had on the roster this time, to make for one big party to start the new-year with,” Susan added.