KAMPALA —A wannabe socialite is being sought after by security for racking up thousands of dollars on stays at swanky Speke Apartments then — skipping out on the swollen bills.
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.
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.
Other charges against Kavuma
This website has also established that jail doors are widely open for 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.
This website has now established that since then, the guy has been struggling to keep up with his flashy lifestyle again.