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Koffi Olomide deported after night in Nairobi police cell

NAIROBI
By Digital reporter | July 23rd 2016
Congolese musician Koffi Olomide who arrived in Kenya on Friday was deported Saturday morning before he could perform. PHOTO: STANDARD

NAIROBI: Congolese musician Koffi Olomide was Saturday morning deported to Kinshasa, DR Congo after being arrested Friday night.

Olomode 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 at the JKIA police cell. The flight was scheduled to touch down in Kinshasa shortly after 1pm.

Olomide was arrested for assaulting a female dancer at JKIA upon his arrival in Kenya for a show that was scheduled for Saturday at the Bomas of Kenya.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered airport police to take action against Olomide after a video went viral on social media showing how the Congolese musician assaulted a his female dancer.

Despite being caught on camera kicking the dancer only identified as Pamela, Olomide denied and insisted that he was protecting his crew from an unspecified person who was threatening their security.

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