Koffi Olomide will not thrill Lingala lovers in Kakamega as earlier planned. The Congolese singer was slated to perform at the Bukhungu Stadium on Thursday April 26th to mark the end of the devolution conference in Kakamega.
A stubborn Fred Matiang’i hpwever refused to let Koffi into Kenya. Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya had asked Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa to implore his Internal Security counterpart to allow Koffi perform in Kakamega.
A source close to Koffi told Nation that the Kenyan Immigration Department repulsed all efforts to lift off the visa ban imposed on the Lingala maestro in 2016.
Koffi was declared persona non-grata in 2016 and deported from Kenya after he assaulted of of his female dancers at Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
“His promoters tried everything but the Kenyan people are not ready to offer him a visa. Maybe in another year’s time things it will be possible,” the source said.
Koffi was reportedly being paid Kes 23 million to perform in Kakamega. The singer has now missed the opportunity to pocket his millions due to the travel ban.
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