KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: Controversial “tycoon” and 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 Shs.170 million.
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.
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.
“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.
A security source has intimated to Newsday away from Speke Apartments’ saga, jail is already open for Kavuma over another alleged scandal in which him and others Makai Cobra, Nathan Kimbuye and Walter Obera are being investigated over credit cards and ATM scams.
In 2017 Kavuma was arrested and remanded to Luzira Murchison on charges of money laundering. In the case, Kavuma was accused of fraud by Nigerian businessman Jay Florin Adebayo, the Director of Citi commodities in Dubai.
It’s alleged he had signed a transfer document that later bounced after allegedly altering a credit confirmation document in 2016 of US$193m from Chase Bank.
He was remanded but freed. Sources revealed that Kavuma’s accounts in several Ugandan banks were frozen, leaving him stranded and unsure of his next move.
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