Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Congolese Musician Koffi Olomide Sentenced To One Year In Jail For Assaulting A Woman In Kenya

Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide has been jailed for a year for assaulting a female dancer in Kenya, The Star reports. Koffi was arrested on Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It was reported that he was taken to court shortly after and charged with the crime. He was found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail. The singer apologised 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 after the assault, and he was deported to Kinshasa 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.

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