Man in court for failing to pay hotel bill he spent on friends

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 09:16 | < 1 min read
Benedict Nyanjong charged for failing to pay hotel bill. PHOTO/COURTESY

A Nairobi businessman was, on Friday, was presented before Kibera Law Courts for allegedly refusing to pay a hotel bill for drink and food he ordered for friends and strangers.

Benedict Nyanjong was accused of failing to pay the Ksh36,950 bill he allegedly spent on the individual at K1 Club House in Parklands.

The suspect is said to have gone to the hotel and spent Ksh 11,825 on his drinks before he saw some friends walk into the joint and invite them to join him.

According to court documents, he paid Ksh11,000 to pay his bill but he was informed by the hotel that he still owed the joint Ksh 825.

He, however, went ahead to order food and drinks for the seven friends and strangers pushing his bill to Ksh36,950.

Nyajong, however, refused to settle the said bill claiming that the hotel had inflated prices of their products.

This prompted the hotel's management to call the police over the matter. He was later arrested and charged for incurring expenses by falsely pretending he was in a position to pay.

Appearing the Resident Magistrate William Tulel, Nyajong denied the charges and was freed on a bond of Ksh80, 000 and KSh100, 000 cash bail.

The case is set to be mentioned on November 12.