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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MUSIC: Singer Koffi Olomide Sent to Jail for One Year Over Assault

Congolese General Prosecution has charged Rhumba Maestro Koffi Olomide to serve one year in jail having been found guilty of assaulting one of his female dancers in Kenya.
The 60-year old singer, appeared on Friday kicking one of his dancers when they landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi,Kenya. This he did for an unidentified reason ahead of his Kenyan Show. He was since rushed back to Kinshasa after
he was slammed for standing such a fatal misconduct.The singer was then arrested on Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and taken to court shortly after and charged with the crime. He was found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail.
Olomide denied assaulting one of his dancers identified as Pamela. His lawyer George Wajackoyah also accused police of manhandling the musician.The Masters Degree holder in Mathematics apologized in a Facebook post on Monday, terming the incident a "moment of madness".He has faced widespread condemnation and outrage since the video of the incident at JKIA was shared on social media.Kenyans on Twitter called for his immediate arrest and deportation following the unfortunate incident at the airport.
Olomide was deported to Kinshasa, DRC, by Kenya Airways after spending a night in police custody last week. The singer's show at Zambia's Agricultural and Commercial Society, where he was scheduled to perform at this year's 90th Show, was cancelled as a result, according to Ben Shoko, the President of the show's management Committee.
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