Kenyan DJ Crème deported after landing in US airport
One of Kenya’s top DJ Crème de la Crème has been deported back to Kenya after an immigration hold in the US.
The popular DJ, real name is George Njuguna, arrived at the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport on Wednesday at 9.30 am and headed straight to the immigration lines.
During a regular check performed at the airport, the immigration officials sought to know the nature of his trip to Dallas where he reportedly told them that he was in the US to spend time with friends over the Memorial Day holiday weekend being celebrated in the country.
Memorial holiday is observed in remembrance of US soldiers who died while serving in the US military. Approximately 4,000 Kenyans are expected to attend the festivities in Dallas.
However, he was taken in for secondary inspection which includes further interviewing by customs officers stationed at the DFW Airport.
The officials seemed to have been waiting for him as they had information on his scheduled shows and had in their hand, promotional fliers for the events.
DJ Crème also seemed to have made numerous postings on social media about coming to the US to entertain Kenyans during the festivities.
Based on his postings, this would have required him to apply for a business visa instead of a tourist visa which he obtained in Nairobi.
As he was being detained, he alerted a promoter based in Dallas who was waiting for him outside the airport about the hitch.
DJ Crème was held at the airport for about 25 hours before being taken back to boarding gates and was placed aboard an Emirates flight headed back to Kenya via Dubai.
His flight left Dallas at 12.22pm (8.22pm Kenyan time).
Speculation was rife that a rival promoter may have alerted the immigration authorities after a contracted battle over a guest performer.