‘Nairobi Diaries’ actress in court for failing to pay Sh152k hotel bill
Nairobi Diaries actress Dianah Clara Ojenge was charged at Kibera Law Ccourts with obtaining Sh152,550 credit by false pretenses after dining and drinking expensive drinks at a city restaurant.
Ms Ojenge is accused of incurring the bill at Golden Ice Bistro at Next Gen Mall in South C along Mombasa road in Nairobi on the night of May 26 and the morning of May 27 with intent to defraud.
The court heard that she obtained two chicken breasts valued at Sh3, 000, one cocktail valued at Sh2000, two bottles of 300ml coke valued at Sh500, a one litre bottle of Keringet water valued at Sh400 and three bottles of Redbull valued at Sh1, 650.
She also allegedly ordered six bottles of Bellaire Luxe 750ml valued at Sh75, 000and seven Hennessey VS 750ml valued at Sh70, 000 which she took with a group of friends she was partying with by falsely pretending that she would pay a fact she knew to be false.
Ms Ojenge allegedly claimed that her ATM had problems and she was not able to pay.
She requested to be escorted to her house to collect some cash but she could still not pay after two of the restaurant’s officials accompanied her to her house.
She later went to JKIA to meet an artist. The suspect requested the management to give her until Monday this week to settle the bill but she did not and instead, stopped picking calls from the management. She was reported at Akila police station and police traced and arrested her.
She denied the charges before principal magistrate Monicah Maroro and pleaded for lenient bail and bond terms.
Ms Ojenge was released on a cash bail of Sh50, 000 and an alternative bond of Sh100, 000 with a surety of a like sum. The case will be mentioned on June 16.