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Koffi Olomide ‘arrested’ at his home for kicking dancer at JKIA

Embattled Congolese singer Koffi Olomide was on Tuesday morning arrested at his home in Kinshasa, Nairobi News has learnt.

A Congolese journalist posted on her Twitter account pictures of the singer surrounded by plain clothes police officers with a caption: “#RDC. L’artiste musicien Koffi Olomide arrêté ce matin à son domicile (#DRC Musician Koffi Olomide arrested this morning at his home.)

Asked by a user why the Selfie singer was being arrested, she answered: “Affaire Kenya” which translates to “The Kenyan incident.”

The musician was caught on tape viciously attacking one of his dancers on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi last week.

The Kenyan government cancelled his visa and deported him over the incident. His scheduled performance at the Bomas of Kenya was also cancelled.

The musician received a hostile reception in Kinshasa when he landed at the airport on Saturday afternoon. He was booed and jeered at the airport before being whisked away in a car.

Congolese Twitter users were on Tuesday quick to congratulate their police officers for arresting the singer.

The Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia also cancelled his planned show.