It was all chaos after the former President Daniel arap Moi’s grandson girlfriend was detrained in a Kitale hotel for unpaid hotel bills.
Marsha Amario and Collins Moi son to Jonathan Moi checked into the hotel and booked a six day stay as a birthday treat, however birthday turned out to be trouble after Jonathan sneaked out leaving Marsha in the hotel.
According to the hotel admnistrators of Skynet Hotel, a day after checking the bill shot up to Ksh 9000 and the couple were advised to make some payments but they did not heed. “We tried to engage Collins to pay the bill when it was manageable but he responded that he will pay the following day,” said Mr Timothy Simiyu, a manager at the hotel.
Hotel administrators said they had no choice but to detain Marsha after the Collins left her until the Sh100,000 bill is cleared.
Last Saturday, he was called by the management and he said he was at Kabarak and that they should treat his girlfriend right as he was sourcing for funds to clear the bill by the following day. The promise was not fulfilled.
Last Tuesday, Marsha called via the hotel phone and he said he was still at Kabarak and that he would send a friend but that didn’t happen.
On Wednesday, he was said to have been unavailable on phone when his girlfriend tried to reach him.
Without any response, the management called the police on Thursday. Marsha was arrested and taken to Kitale Police Station and held overnight.
“He looked like a responsible person. He had so many friends who had surrounded him at the hotel and he bought so many expensive drinks for them,” Mr Simiyu said.
At the station, Ms Marsha said she did not expect her boyfriend to abandon her after bringing her all the way from Nairobi. “He told me he was taking me to Kitale since he had a birthday surprise for me. All along I knew he was the one paying for everything only to find myself in this situation,” she lamented.
On Thursday, Trans Nzoia West police boss Jackson Mwenga confirmed she would be arraigned.
However, she was released Friday following intervention from a senior member of the Moi family who was said to have promised to clear the bill.