Congolese rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide was deported from Kenya on Saturday after kicking a woman at the JKIA airport soon after landing in Nairobi on Friday, July 22.
But no sooner did he get to Kinshasa airport after spending a night at a Kenyan police station, than he posted a selfie of himself, drawing harsh criticism for his lack of remorse on the incident.
Koffi was the talk of the country after news about the asault, which took place at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport spread via social media and mainstream media, leading to a scathing attack on the celebrated Congolese musician, with increased calls from Kenyans on Twitter and other activists for his deportation.
A video of Koffi, 60, showing him kicking one of the women dancers was shared numerous times on social media but the singer defended himself saying he was just stopping a woman who wanted to fight the dancers who had accompanied him.
Cabinet Secretary for Youth and Gender Sicily Kariuki, Tuko notes, called for his deportation and permanent revocation of his visa saying, “His conduct was an insult to Kenyans and our constitution,” adding that “violence against women and girls cannot be accepted in any shape, form or manner. It is a blatant violation of their human rights”.
Koffi gets booed in Kinshasa
A few hours after the selfie which the musician took after landing at the Kinshasa airport was circulated, a new video has surfaced showing what seems like a crowd booing at Koffi Olomide.
In the short clip, Koffi is seen walking past a crowd that had gathered at the airport, possibly awaiting his return, and when they finally get a glimpse of him, they begin to boo him.
Here is the video: