Saturday, 23 July 2016

Koffi Olomide gets kicked out of Kenya


Congolese musician Koffi Olomide was on Saturday morning deported to Congo. He was sent back to his home country via a Kenya Airways flight that left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11:35am, after he spent the night in a police cell.

The 60-year-old Congolese musician was arrested for viciously kicking one of his female dancers in the belly for arguing with his wife at the Airport. Police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet ordered for his arrest after a video which showed the assault went viral and was brought to his attention.

Koffi Olomide was sneaked through the backdoor of the JKIA Police Station escorted by another vehicle with a parastatal number plate. PHOTO | BERNADINE MUTANU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Koffi Olomide was sneaked through the backdoor of the JKIA Police Station escorted by another                                                          vehicle with a parastatal number plate, July 23, 2016.

On Saturday, the musician’s lawyer, Prof George Wajackoyah, said they had been “treated like animals” claiming the Kenya government had deported the musician and his dancers to Congo “even without their passports.”

He said the man was crucified by the social media and the politicians, who judged him harshly.

He pointed out that there was no complainant, besides being deported before they could go to court on Monday.
The dancers who accompanied musician Koffi Olomide a few minutes before they were deported. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The dancers who accompanied musician Koffi Olomide a few minutes before they were deported. 


He was removed from the JKIA Police Station on Saturday morning and taken to the airside where his fingerprints were taken before boarding a plane.

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