by Helvine Achieng
March 16, 2021
With the strict measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday afternoon while addressing the nation on the status of covid, many people were left worried and not happy with the extended curfew updates.
The extension came after the country reported an increase in cases of people infected by the disease. Most of the negative uproar was from those who get their bread and butter from the Entertainment industry which from the time the pandemic kicked in has not regained its foot or picked up to a good level.
Taking to social media after Uhuru's address, popular Dj Piera Makena pleaded with the president 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.
Pierre then apologized to her PAC fans for the event's cancellation saying that she has tried to save the event.
"PAC FAMILY! WE LIVE ANOTHER DAY! I'm sorry, but we remain canceled until further notice. I appreciate all the calls and concerns, but I have tried my best...😥😰 I know there will be a way. Be patient with me.LIWE LIWALO!!!!!!"
This has been the cry of many entertainers, and because the cases are increasing, according to Dr Reign we are now in the third wave, a lot has to change. We have to get used to the new normal and Look for new ways to make money with or without the curfew.