Congolese Musician Koffi Olomide Deported Following Airport Drama in Kenya
Congolese music maestro Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, popularly known as Koffi Olomide has been deported to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following an altercation at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday.
Olomide, who was set to headline a mega show in the Kenyan capital on Saturday, found himself on the receiving end after a video of him attacking one of his female entourage emerged moments after he touched down.
On Friday night, the Government of Kenya, through Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, called for his immediate deportation.
Part of the statement read: “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,”
The singer, who has had an illustrious career with a number of gold records to his name, was set to perform at the Bomas of Kenya. He however denied attacking his female dancer and was shown moments later explaining what led to the scuffle on his Facebook page. (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWx-AYPTPiQ)
The much hyped show, which was set to be graced by the singer of the ‘Selfie’ fame, has since been cancelled.