Gospel singer Hezeh Ndung’u in lodging scandal
Posted by Administrator on September 14, 2011
Veteran Akorino gospel music singer Hezeh Ndung’u is accused of not paying his bills at Ngara Springs Club in Nairobi. According to a former employee of the hotel, Tabitha Muthoni, the singer was a frequent guest of the hotel and would come with different women each time he visited. However on July 12 and 13, the artiste did not clear his Sh5,200 bill at the hotel leading to her being fired by the management.
“I served him food, his favourite Guinness beer, sold him airtime and being a frequent customer at the hotel I did not imagine that he would disappear with the money,” Tabitha told Word Is. “I tried calling him the following day as he had promised to pay via M-Pesa but he did not pick up his phone. This cost me my job and as if that was not bad enough, my child who was in hospital died because I was jobless and I could not pay his medical expenses for his asthmatic condition,” Muthoni said.
Muthoni says she reported the case, OB number 07/9/07/2011, to Kamukunji police station but the singer was not arrested. “I even attended one of his concerts hoping that he would give me the money but he did not show up. I told my story to fellow artiste Timona Mburu’s wife and after she spoke to him, he send me Sh1,500” she said.
Reached for comment, Ndung’u admitted that he owed Muthoni the money and that he was going to pay her. He was however dodgy when asked whether he ever spent a night with women in the hotel. “ It’s true I went to Ngara Springs for nyama choma but whether I spent a night there or not does not matter; that is my personal life and I’m entitled to do anything I feel like. I don’t feel obliged to explain this to anyone,” Ndung’u said. True to his word, he sent the money by the time we were going to press.
Ndung’u famed for his song Ngoro Yakwa has been in the music industry for over 20 years and is known to have inspired some artistes like Allan Aaron. He recently organised a concert to mark two decades in music which attracted thousands of fans including politicians among them Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Assistant Minister Ferdinand Waititu and former Defence minister Njenga Karume.
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