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Kenya's twitter space celebrates Olomide's deportation

Kenya's twitter space celebrates Olomide's deportation

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Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been deported from Kenya on Saturday morning after he spent the night in a Nairobi jail. He was arrested on the instructions of Kenya’s Inspector General of Police. (IGP)

A video of the supposed assault which warranted his deportation had gone viral on social media and the call for his arrest started on social media before the relevant ministry also added its voice to the calls.

We further recommend that his Kenyan visa be permanently revoked under section 35 (4) of the Kenyan Citizenship and Immigration Act on account of his actions which are contrary to our laws.

Twitter users in the east African country have since been celebrating the decision to deport Olomide less than 24 hours after he allegedly assaulted a female dancer who Olomide claims he was defending from an unknown adversary.

Whiles others took the gender abuse angle in their critique of Olomide’s actions, there were others who took the lighter aspect of it by mocking the musician and the circumstances surrounding his deportation.

Olomide risks ban from Kenya

Local media reports that authorities have further hinted that Olomide runs the risk of a perpetual ban from the country after his arrest and subsequent deportation to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs in a statement released after the attack on Friday whiles calling for his deportation also asked that Olomide’s Kenyan visa be permanently revoked.

‘‘We further recommend that his Kenyan visa be permanently revoked under section 35 (4) of the Kenyan Citizenship and Immigration Act on account of his actions which are contrary to our laws and his subsequent utterances that portray Kenya in a bad light. Kenya does not condone dehumanizing acts against women,’‘ it said.