A dark moment for Socialite Honest Kavuma as Police moves re-arrest him for failure to clear $48,000 bill at Speke Apartment
A renowned city socialite, Kavuma Honest aka Harsh Pappy has been placed on Uganda Police Force’s wanted list after a two years’ accommodation debt of amounting to $48,000 (Shs.170 million)
He is said to have booked a room at Speke apartments in 2018 and stopped paying after 2yrs. Management at the posh Speke apartments have opened a case SD 75/19/10/2021 against him at Jinja Police station.
Socialite Honest Kavuma, who previously registered popularity in Uganda through contraversial deals allegedly stayed at Speke Apartments for two years then took off without paying his $ 48000 tab accumulated through accommodation, food and spending lavishly, according to the criminal complaint registered at Jinja Road Police.
Kavuma who also says is a broker for a Germany football club Bayern Munich had before fleeing been resident the pompous Speke apartments for two years.
But this week, he allegedly escaped without clearing his bill of USD48,000 (Ugx 170, 253,504) that accumulated through accommodation and food.
Standard rooms at the trendy Speak Apartments start at $200 a night.
The criminal complaint shows that the faded socialite booked a room at Speke Apartments in 2018 and only paid part of the bills but defaulted on the other before secretly taking off.
Security sources at Jinja Road Police Station confirmed to this website that Kavuma is being hunted after Speke Apartment lodged the case against him under Ref no.75/19/10/2021.
He is likely to face three counts of misdemeanor theft of services.
“He is also being investigated for credit cards and Atm scam alongside other accomplices known as Makai Cobra, Nathan Kimbuye and Walter Obera,” a source said.
Kavuma has registered popularity in Uganda through deals, some thought to be scams.
‘We are going to teach him a lesson. We want him to know that when you acquire a service you must pay for it,” one police detective said.
Kavuma over another scandal alongside Makai Cobra, Nathan Kimbuye and Walter Obera who are being investigated over credit cards and ATM scams.
Kavuma was in 2017 arrested and remanded to Luzira Murchison on charges of money laundering after he was accused of fraud by Nigerian businessman Jay Florin Adedayo, Director of Citi commodities in Dubai.
It’s believed that Kavuma signed a transfer document that later bounced after allegedly altering a credit confirmation document in 2016 of US$193m from Chase Bank.
After several pursuits by the furious Nigerian, Kavuma was put behind bars for several days until he was presented to the high court.
Represented by Bowmans of A.F. Mpanga Advocates, Kavuma later got out under unclear circumstances.
That, however, wasn’t the end of his woes.
Sources revealed that after a short while, Kavuma’s accounts in several Ugandan banks were frozen, leaving him stranded and unsure of his next move.