World star Congolese musician Koffi Olomide is still being held at JKIA police station after he was arrested for assaulting a female dancer of his band at the airport in Nairobi yesterday.
Local television station showed Olomide’s arrest late Friday as he left a television station where he was being interviewed.
In an interview with a local TV station, Olomide denied assaulting anyone and said he respects women.
Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet said he ordered the arrest of Olomide after he was filmed assaulting a woman.
Kenyans who saw footage of the incident on social media called for the arrest of Olomide, a popular musician in his native Congo who was scheduled to perform at Bomas of Kenya.
The show has been so far cancelled.
In a statement, Youth and Gender cabinet secretary Sicily Kariuki noted that Koffi should be deported and his visa permanently revoked.
AUTHOR :ALLAN OTIENO