The New Year’s party set to take place at the KICC on December 31, has been canceled. In a press statement dated Wednesday December 21, Mo Sound Entertainment, the organisers of Groove Party announced that the end year event has been cancelled due to “red flags” raised by the Kenya Police and “based on available security intelligence”.
The statement read: “The preparations for Groove Party 2011 were at a very advanced stage having received all the necessary clearance from relevant authorities.”
However, Anthony Kibuchi, the Nairobi PPO said, “Al-Shabaab has threatened to hijack the event and do destructive damage to the participants and the facility.”
The Groove Party team, also took the opportunity to wish all the fans “a Blessed Christmas and a Groovy New Year,” and unreservedly apologized for the inconvenience caused by the unforeseen cancellation.