Congolese Musician Koffi Olomide Deported From Kenya For Assaulting Woman

Koffi Olomide
Koffi Olomide

Following an altercation at a Kenyan airport, African superstar musician, Koffi Olomide has been deported from the East African country.

According to the Kenyan Daily newspaper, the Daily Nation, The musician was deported aboard Kenya Airways flight KQ554 to Kinshasa at 11:30am

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 musician was arrested at around 10 pm on Friday along Denis Pritt Road in Nairobi, as he left Citizen TV studios from an interview.

He was arrested alongside his crew of three women dancers, police said.

On Saturday, police said the musician had been arrested for creating disturbance at the airport.

The Congolese star spent the night at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport police station.

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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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.