A Congolese music maestro Koffi Olomide has issued an apologetic message to Kenyans three months after being deported from the East African country for publicly battering one of his dancers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
Olominde sent a one minute video message pleading with Kenyans to pardon him following a public altercation with a female dancer at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Koffi’s apology was aired in a popular local comedy show, The Churchill Show in Kenya on Sunday. He asked for forgiveness for he is only human and he can also make mistakes in life.
“My fellow brothers and sisters in Kenya, I want to send you a message of love and respect. I am sorry for what happened last time and my cry is that you forgive me for what happened. I am only a human being even though I am a superstar”, he said.
He added, “most people thought I would not be able to do it, but I am doing it and I would do it again from the bottom of my heart,” concluded the rumba maestro.
After his deportation from Kenya, the musician was immediately whisked in his hometown in Kinshasa and hauled before court. Koffi was charged with assault and battery and was detained in jail for a week before being released on bail.
The campaign to arrest and punish the 60 year old musician was organised by one of the country’s Congressman Zakarie Bababaswe after seeing that he has not been charged.