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My Take : Koffi Olomide's deportation and what it says about Kenyans

24, Jul 2016

My take tonight is about an incident that has sparked outrage in the country. Musician Koffi Olomide caught on camera kicking one of his dancers, his subsequent arrest and deportation! Now, the reactions to this episode have been varied. Some have said that Koffi was merely defending his wife's honour. Yet others say that the act of violence against a woman was unacceptable. Some of us have been ambivalent wondering what the fuss was all about. After all is he not one of the greatest musicians of our time? But here's the thing. Violence is wrong. Period. Men beating men, men beating women, women beating men or even women beating women. Violence is wrong. It is illegal. Criminal. And one would imagine that is the reason why the police got involved in the end. I say in the end because at many levels, their action appeared to be a complete afterthought. The musician was arrested after 9 pm, some 10 or so hours after the incident happened at the airport. Never mind that there were police

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