Nairobi engineer has been sued by a hotel for failing to pay his bills

Nairobi Man in Court for Failing to Pay 885, 000 Hotel Bill

A Nairobi engineer has been sued by a city hotel for failing to pay his bills totalling Ksh. 885, 000.

Moses Adagala, an aircraft engineer was today charged at Kibera Law Courts with obtaining credit by false pretense.

He also faces another charge of knowingly writing a bouncing cheque on July 15.

The court was told that the man took his family to the Stanjo Karen Suites located in Lang’ata Sub-County on June 19 and stayed for 63 days.

The hotel suites cost Ksh. 15, 000 per day and his family is said to have occupied four rooms, with each room going for 3, 750/, but only paid a deposit of Ksh. 50, 000 when they checked in.

On July 15, the hotel management demanded for payment of services rendered from June 15 and Adalaga wrote them a Stanbic Bank cheque of Ksh. 455, 000.

The bank dishonoured the cheque because his account had insufficient funds.

The man told the court that he got a Ksh. 600, 000 contract in Somalia after which he came back to the hotel to wait for his money to be wired to him.

It is not yet clear what happened to his pay check as the engineer was never able to clear his hotel bill, forcing the management to detain him, his wife and four children in a single room.

The hotel also impounded his car and the accused claims that the management seeks to sell it to recoup their money.

Adagala denied the two charges and is out on a cash bail of Ksh. 300, 000 awaiting the mention of the case on October 27.


Do you have a story you wish to tell? Oppressed at your work place? You have news? Tips? Exposé? You need to be heard??

The Kenyan Herald will carry your story. Share with us on email or or

Do you have a comment about this article?