While appearing on Spark TV recently, city businessman and socialite Jack Pemba revealed that his jailed friend and fellow businessman SK Mbuga will be out of trouble and finally released from prison in less than 10 days from today (Thursday).
“I usually talk to SK Mbuga and I know for a fact that he will be out of prison very soon. Actually, in less than ten days, he will be out,” Pemba said.
However, Pemba said that Mbuga who was jailed in Awir Central Jail in Dubai is likely to get out of prison very soon but could not however disclose exactly how he got this information yet he was confident that his ‘friend’ would be a free man very soon.
He made this comments as he tried to clear his name off allegations that, he was involved in Mbuga’s arrest. Mbuga and wife Chebet were last year arrested after they allegedly conned a one Sten Heinsoo, a 71-year-old Swedish politician, of over Shs23billion. They used the money to buy luxurious cars, throw an extravagant wedding and lots of other things that socialites usually do.
SK Mbuga has reportedly pleaded guilty to fraud charges brought against him. The socialite and wife Vivienne Chebet are implicated in a Shs32b fraud involving a retired Swedish politician.
Information we could not independently verify indicated that Mr Mbuga admitted to the charges brought against him as he appeared in court recently. It is expected that Mr Mbuga will be required to refund the money.
Mbuga was then transferred from where he was being held at Dubai airport to Awir Central Jail. SK Mbuga and his wife Vivianne Birungi (now Jalia Mbuga) exchanged vows at Old Kampala and Kibuli mosques last year and later hosted their guests to a lavish reception at the Kampala Serena Hotel.