Koffi Olomide deported following JKIA assault
Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been deported to Kinshasa, DR Congo following his Friday morning altercation at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Olomide was filmed attacking one of his female dancers at the airport – an incident that lead to his arrest at Royal Media Services following a live TV interview where he denied assaulting his dancer.
Olomide was expected to headline a mega show at the Bomas of Kenya on Saturday.
Citizen Digital reached out to event promoters following Olomide’s deportation, but they refused to comment on the issue.
This comes just hours after Nairobi Police Boss Japheth Koome said police have launched an investigation into the incident.
On Friday night, Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki called for the immediate deportation of the Congolese artist over the incident.
“Kenya does not condone dehumanizing acts against women. We hope that this action will be a lesson to him and others of his ilk that gender based violence will not be tolerated and all who engage in such archaic behavior will face the full force of the law regardless of their economic stature and economic standing,” Kariuki’s statement read.
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