Saturday’s controversy involving former President Daniel arap Moi's grandson Collins Moi abandoning his girlfriend in Kitale with unpaid hotel bill, is not the first.

Collins, the son of Jonathan Toroitich Moi, was in 2016 charged with stealing two mobile phones from two women.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate David Kemei, Collins denied taking the gadgets, each valued at Sh10,000, at a function at the Nakuru Agricultural Showground.

The case was later withdrawn after the family agreed to settle the matter out of court.

Early this month, Collins' girlfriend was detained for over a week at a high-end hotel in Kitale for failing to clear a bill after they were booked in for days at the facility.

Collins was said to have sneaked out of the hotel last Saturday, leaving her behind.

Hotel administrators said they had no choice but to detain her until the Sh100,000 bill is cleared.

According to Skynest Hotel management, Collins, the son of Mr Jonathan Moi, and his girlfriend Marsha Amario checked in on December 29 at 5pm and booked themselves in for six days as part of her birthday celebrations.

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