A city woman, who goes by the name Mary Sorty on Facebook, has accused comedian Fred Omondi of failing to pay for a bottle of alcoholic drink he had ordered at an entertainment joint on Mombasa Road last weekend, leaving her to settle the Ksh5, 850 bill out of her own pocket.
Mary claims Fred Omondi, on Sunday, January 14 at 2:50am, downed a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label at the Blend Lounge, and sneaked out of the joint without settling the bill. She says she will be forced to foot the bill from her salary because she is the one who served the comedian.
“I am writing this while very annoyed with this celebrity called Fred Omondi. He is on the run with a pending bill he accrued yesterday night (Sunday) at the Blend Lounge on Mombasa road. I looked for his number and called him, but my phone calls to him were not going through because his mobile phone line was offline. I am now forced to settle the bill – Ksh5, 850 – from my salary,” Mary posted on Facebook on Monday, January 15.
Fred Omondi has dismissed the woman’s claims, accusing her of attention seeking.
“I am shocked by the statement she (Mary) has made on Facebook. The pictures she has posted online were taken, when she had requested for selfies with me,” said Fred Omondi.
So, what exactly happened, at least according to Mr Omondi?
“There’s a lady friend of mine called Lisa Kiki, who threw a white party at the Blend Lounge on Sunday evening. He had requested me to emcee at the bash, and because she is my good friend, I decided to emcee at the event without demanding any pay,” said Mr Omondi.
“Ms Kiki had offered to buy me Hennessy whiskey, but I, instead, opted for Johnnie Walker Black Label. Flashy Nairobi businessman Gor Semelang’o was among those who turned up for the party. He bought over 50 bottles of Hennessy whiskey. We took enough liquor.”
‘SHE IS SEEKING PUBLICITY’
“So, when I was leaving, I informed Mary, who is a waitress at the entertainment joint, that the party host, Lisa Kiki, will pay for the bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label which I had downed earlier before Mr Semelang’o bought us a round of drinks.
“Lisa Kiki confirmed to Mary that she was the one to foot the bill.
“I think this lady, Mary, is out to seek publicity. There was a time she’d dragged my brother Eric Omondi’s name to some controversy. There’s even an online user, who observed that she is out for the Omondi brothers. Mary ako na u-star mob. I have already spoken to Blend owner and he said he will settle the matter,” said Mr Omondi.