In October 2018, Nairobi Diaries actress Pendo left made headlines after news broke that she had bagged herself a mzungu man who asked for her hand in marriage.
Pendo shared photos and videos flaunting her engagement ring on social media. Months after fans started wondering why the engagement was called off so soon, Pendo’s ‘fiance’ Joseph Kner now says the whole thing was staged.
Kner revealed that he met Pendo on Instagram and upon visiting Kenya, he asked her to ‘work’ with him.
“I saw her profile on Instagram and then i added her. Funny she was the one who sent me a message first and we talked on whatsapp. She showed interest in me and i told her i would be visiting Kenya to solve a problem i had concerning my daughter.” He said
The whole engagement charade was a ploy to lure his Kenyan baby mama and daughter out of hiding.
Kner’s baby mama had allegedly been deported from Norway and she went M.I.A on him
“I hadn’t seen her for a year because her mom was hiding her and that’s because she got deported out of Norway for false accusations she made against me. I explained to Pendo that I needed to get the attention of my daughter’s mom from whom I had separated. I also added the only thing she feared was that I would go public with the separation story. So I proposed to Pendo a deal for a certain Payment which she would share With her Boss Janet Mwaluda from Nairobi Diaries. Janet needed to be paid as per Pendo’s instructions. The payment was roughly over Sh250,000. We agreed I would play the role of her future fiancee which would be a headline in Nairobi Diaries show and just like that, I was convinced that the mother of my daughter would hear this and contact me. The plan worked and she came out of hiding and contacted me as soon as the proposal video went viral.”
Kner also says Pendo fell in love with him as they were busy duping Kenyans but maintains that was not part of their deal.
“A relationship which in real never existed cannot be broken . During the time I spend With Pendo, as I was resolving the main issue she showed interest which did not fit the deal. She also noticed that I was not such a bad Catch and could provide her With all that she always wanted together with her cousins. But for me this was of no interest, I followed a plan which we had, and I just kept to the deal, the rest for me was of no interest in real life.” He added
Pendo has since denied Kner’s claims saying everything they had was real and she was heartbroken.