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Socialite Pendo In Court Over Ksh208K Unpaid Bill at City Hotel

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Stacy Vugusta popularly known as Pendo has been arraigned at a Mombasa court for failure to pay Ksh. 208,000 bill at the English Point Marina hotel.

In a report by Citizen TV, the court was informed that the former Nairobi Diaries actress had accumulated a total bill of Ksh330,000 but was only able to pay Ksh.145,000.

It was reported that she pledged to pay the remaining amount within two days between September 14 and October 7, 2020.

Stacy Vugusta popularly known as Pendo at the Shanzu Law Courts in Mombasa on October 9, 2020. /CITIZEN DIGITAL

The hotel management however blocked her from leaving the premises, demanding that she pay the amount in full.

Two weeks later, their efforts to have her raise the money had still proved futile and her bill had continued to accumulate.

It was then that the management decided to report her to the police and have her charged in court.

Pendo is said to have arrived at the hotel in the company of an unidentified man.

The couple apparently spent a few days together at the luxurious hotel before the man abandoned her.

On Friday, October 8, Pendo was arraigned before Resident Magistrate David Odhiambo at the Shanzu court in Mombasa.

She denied the charges and was released on Ksh. 100,000 bond or an alternative cash bail of Ksh.35,000.

The accused has been ordered to pay the amount before March 15, 2021 when the case will be heard next.

In 2018, Pendo laughed off allegations that she was arrested over unsettled hotel bills.

According to reports by a cross-section of gutter blogs, the actress cum musician was in the company of her then fiance, Joseph Kner when they allegedly checked into a hotel based in Westlands, Nairobi where they spent a week.

However, things reportedly went south after Kner bailed and left her behind with unsettled bills amounting to Ksh75,000. She was allegedly reported to the police and locked up at Parklands police station.

Socialite Pendo and her then fiancè Joseph Kner. /KAHAWA TUNGU

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