Ugandan musician and celebrity, Eddy Kenzo is stranded in Abidjan unable to return to Uganda after flights coming in and out were banned when the country reported its first coronavirus case.
The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a lot of panic around the world with several countries reporting cases of infected while more than 15,000 deaths have been recorded.
The BET award winning artist was Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa when he realised he couldn’t return to his home due to an air flight ban lifted by Uganda.
According to Chano 8, Eddy Kenzo was in Abidjan preparing for his now postponed Eddy Kenzo Festival that was set for 28th March 2020 when the star found out the shuttering news about his situation.
Sadden Kenzo went to his social media platforms to let his fans know about his situation and wrote: “So I’m not allowed to come back home”. His fans and well wishers including critics shared their views with some encouraging him to stay safe while others went on offensive.
Eddy Kenzo stuck in Abidjan as flights coming to Uganda are banned
With the coronavirus pandemic becoming a real problem, the government of Uganda has encouraged its citizens to remain calm and follow the recommended procedures of safety as the country combats Covid-19.
We’re not sure when the situation will change and how long the air ban will be, but until the government and the rest of the world are sure of a cure of a better way to combat pandemic, transportation and a lot of other things may remain on lock down for a while.
Meanwhile, fans that were excited and eager to attend Kenzo’s inaugural Eddy Kenzo Festival in March at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, will be disappointed as it was postponed until further notice.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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