In the video that has since gone viral on social media, Olomide is seen kicking the dancer in the presence of police officers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on his arrival.
He was arrested on Friday night, and was in police custody till Saturday morning. He was sent back to his home country via a Kenya Airways flight that left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11:35AM Kenyan time.His arrest followed directives given by Kenyan Police chief who had given notice and instructed airport police to take immediate action.
His lawyer George Wajackoyah who confirmed the deportation says, ‘
I was disgusted when i saw the video of the assault initially,especially as i saw some Kenya Police officers pacifying Koffi.He was even held back as he wanted to follow up on the vicious kick he aimed at the woman.How a man of 56 can do this so publicly to a helpless woman ,i will never understand.It shows he has been doing things like this for ever.
The impunity displaced by certain people who think they can do whatever they like simply because they have achieved a level of fame ,riches or power in frightening.Sadly this kind of behaviour is more prevalent in Africa.Why? Simply cos they know they can get away with it.But the Kenyan police and authorities have shown they will not tolerate this kind of violence and impunity towards women,no matter who you are.
|Being driven away after spending the night in the police cell.|