Koffi Olomide caught 'kicking woman' in Kenya

Koffi Olomide caught 'kicking woman' in Kenya

An African superstar was caught on camera in a video that seems to suggest that he was kicking a woman in an airport in Kenya.

Koffi Olomide, who is touted as one of Africa's most popular singers, has come under criticism after the said act went viral on social media. According to a report by the BBC, local police "...are seen intervening to stop the attack on the woman".

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The woman in has since been only identified as "one of his dancer" by many media outlet in Kenya.

The BBC report suggested that 60-year-old Olomide, had denied that he attacked the woman on his Facebook page, but a cursory look at the rumba star's social media rather showed an apologetic Olomide asking for "forgiveness" from his fans and "the woman".

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The "Selfie" singer has had issues with alleged assault before. In 2012, he was convicted in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his home country, of assaulting his producer.

The court gave the singer a three-month suspended prison sentence.

Koffi Olomide caught 'kicking woman' in Kenya

Olomide remained in high spirits after he was given a suspended sentence in 2012

The altercation with his producer, Diego Lubaki, was over a debt of about $3,700.

In 2008, he was again accused of kicking a cameraman from DR Congo's private RTGA television station and breaking his camera at a concert in the capital, Kinshasa, following a disagreement over recording rights.

In the end, the speaker of national assembly stepped in to resolve the dispute, brokering a reconciliation between the star and owner of the TV station.

News of the latest incident is trending on Twitter in East Africa under #KofiOlomide, with some people calling for the musician to be arrested, charged and deported.

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