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Why not all Kenyans are excited about Koffi Olomide’s return

Congolese musician Koffi Olomide on stage during a past performance in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE
Congolese musician Koffi Olomide on stage during a past performance in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE

Congolese Lingala maestro Koffi Olomide is an ‘unwanted’ guest in the eyes of some Kenyans who are of the view that he shouldn’t be allowed back in the country.

The musician, who was deported from Kenya two years ago after kicking one of his dancers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, is set to perform at the Devolution Conference in Kakamega county between April 24 and 26.

Koffi has been invited into the country by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

In a video recording shared online on Friday, Olomide confirmed his performance thanking the Kakamega Governor for inviting him to perform at the conference.

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That notwithstanding, some Kenyans have expressed their resentment to the musician’s imminent return to the country citing the ugly and embarrassing incident at the JKIA.

Others questioned what value the musician would add to the common man and the conference itself.

But not all were as unforgiving, saying the Congolese crooner should be given a second chance since he apologized for his mistake.

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HILARY KIMUYU

HILARY KIMUYU

Hilary has been a journalist with the Nairobi News since 2015 reporting on crime, entertainment, tech and any other issues that are of interest.



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