Socialite Pendo shares her side of the story, reveals why sponsor ditched her with Ksh. 208,000 hotel bill

Image: Pendo in court

Former socialite Pendo who doubles up as an artist had a tough 2020 following hotel drama in the coast region where her man left her with a Ksh. 208,000 hotel – forcing her to be arraigned in court.

Well, for those who don’t remember – back in 2020 Pendo found herself in trouble with the authorities after failing to pay hotel bill at English Point Marina. With the case in court, Pendo wasn’t allowed to speak on it until the bill was settled – and finally her man managed to clear it.

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Pendo arraigned in court

However what many don’t know is Pendo’s side of the story – on how she found herself in such a situation. But, speaking to Buzz central recently, Pendo opened for the first revealing how her prominent man (at the time) booked in an expensive hotel – only for him not to show up due to ‘business.’

I was seeing someone and this someone, booked a flight for me and my friend and booked us to the apartment complex. He was supposed to join us but said he couldn’t make it as he was busy. He said he could not make it due to ‘Business’.

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Pendo in court after mubaba claims he is broke

Having had an on and off payment plan for the hotel – Pendo says this the bill accumulated in days; hence putting pressure on Pendo and her mubaba who at the time was having a few issues with his business.

Pendo in court

The balance that he was about to settle so we leave, he said he did not have it and that he needed to talk to the hotel. The hotel said they could not let us go. So the bill continued to accumulate. The more he paid, the more we were being held since the bill was not cleared.

With no money to pay the bill, Pendo was then taken to court but was later released on her on a Sh100k bond or alternative cash bail of Sh35k. Probably because the said Mubaba was known and of course couldn’t dodge with the remaining bill.

However, when asked why she never revealed the identity of the man who sponsoring her stay at the beach hotel, Pendo said;

I am a good person, he is a prominent business person and I did not want to disappear because of 200k.


While I was in court, he didn’t care coz the worst I could do was mention his name.

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