BY CORRESPONDENT,KERICHO,16TH JULY 2018-Guests at a popular hotel in Kericho were treated to Dramatic scene Sunday evening after the hotel’s management reportedly denied Laikipia Woman Rep Catherine Waruguru and her spouse access citing lack of evidence they were a married.
Waruguru protested after she was denied accommodation at Sunshine Upperhill hotel.
Waruguru was in Kericho to visit her father-in-law.
“I checked in at the hotel at 4pm and filled the registration card which indicated my name and my husband’s and was given room 402,” she said.
The MP said after dinner at her in-laws, accompanied by her husband, they went back to the hotel only to be turned away.
“Is there any law that requires a female or male who wish to spend a night in a hotel to produce a marriage certificate?” she asked.
Waruguru said the incident had embarrassed her as a leader and would raise the issue in Parliament.
“We will not allow married people to suffer embarrassment in the hands of hospitality industry players who feel someone cannot spend money in a hotel in a dignified way until they produce a marriage certificate,” she said.
Our reporter has since established that the hotel has a strict rule requiring couples to produce marriage certificates before checking in.
But according to the hotel manager Frank Kirui said they reserve the right of admission, adding that their tradition of not admitting unmarried couples is always made known at the first instance to customers seeking accommodation.