by Helvine Achieng
March 19, 2021
After pleading with the president to be lenient in the laws he is passing in regards to curbing the spreading of coronavirus,popular Dj Piera Makena woke up to learn people are riding on her idea to come up with events. As far as Eldoret.The Dj came up with the name and the idea of the event to help her make some money during these tough times.
Makenas job was majorly at night and since we have a curfew, creativity needed to be implemented. Taking to social media, she called out the scammers saying,
"SPAM PARK & CHILL EVENTS, BEWARE!! How would you feel investing your time, energy and resources in something and once it picks up someone imitates it or tries to tweak it just to fit their narrative? Please note, there are a couple of fake Park and Chill events emanating in the events space and they are circulating their posters on social media. Some of them just tweak the name of the event but the concept is still the same as Park and Chill's! Others shamelessly use our name in their promos, like the one which posted recently, stating that Park and Chill is soon coming to Eldoret. Please not that this is not the authentic Park and Chill event. Be wary of these copycats who are stealing ideas and concepts from us. We encourage you to ignore and disengage in any of these events to ensure they do not spread any further. Y' all know the REAL Park and Chill. Our legal team will take action on all imposters. Thank you for your understanding 🪁."
Taking to social media after Uhuru's address, she pleaded with him to help bring back her weekly event, Park and Chill.
"Dear Mr. President.It's a sad day for me as an entertainer in this country. This COVID-19 is taking a toll on us. We were denied anything that could make us earn a genuine living.. but we didn't give up coz we believe it's for our good. We have now learned a new way to fit in the new normal! As creatives, we have come up with ideas.. Park and chill is an okay event, Mr. President. We keep social distancing whilst in our cars.. just like restaurants we close at.8:15 pm we have observed all the COVID-19 guidelines given to us. Why cancel us? I know I can never reach you face to face but somehow this might get to you. I deeply believe there is a misinterpretation of your speech. Please help!! 🙏." She took to social media.