It’s official! Koffi Olomide has been kicked out of Kenya.

In Kenya, many are hailing the swift action taken against Olomide as sign of progress in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Some are also celebrating it as a sign of positive impact social media can have in society if used correctly. Olomide was only arrested and deported after Kenyans on social media demanded action from the police.

Damage control

Before his arrest and deportation, Olomide and his dancing troupe tried to contain the damage caused by the release of the video. In a brazen attempt to reset reality while on an interview on Kenya’s Citizen TV on Friday night , the soukous singer tried to explain away the shocking incident by claiming that he was in fact defending the dancer and not – as millions had seen for themselves – attacking her.

Kenyans didn’t buy it. He was arrested outside the TV station.