By Ivan Mwine
Cantankerous socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa aka Bad Black, is back in the news for bad reasons, as usual.
Our Moles reveal that Bad Black, who is reportedly in Tanzania enjoying romping sessions with her Toyboy lover only identified as Panda, could find herself behind bars after her former landlord threatened to drag her to court over rent arrears amounting to millions of shillings.
It is alleged that Bad Black failed to pay rent for over a year at a house she used to rent in Butabika, Luzira, from which she sneaked one night without clearing the outstanding rent.
Reports further noted how she also had unpaid water bills of Shs2.5m on top of the unpaid arrears for the house which was worth over Shs5m per month.
According to a WhatsApp conversation with Ritah Kaggwa, comedian Patrick Salvado who claims that the rented house belonged to his sister, revealed that she also had unpaid water bills amounting to Shs2.5m.
However, in a Facebook post shared on Thursday, Bad Black shared documents showing how she was sent an eviction notice asking her to leave the house by 30th June, 2021.
In her defence, Bad Black says that she paid $1000 (Shs3.5m) in the same month that the eviction notice was sent to her.
She said that the monthly rent at the house was $1600 (over Shs5m) per month and she has been staying there since December 2018.
She argues however that her income, just like many other Ugandans, was affected by the pandemic and she failed to pay rent arrears for three months after the landlord’s law firm failed to provide a revised tenancy agreement of 2021.
The socialite claims that she is ready to go to court and argue out her case.
Her statement on Facebook about the matter reads in part thus;
“After even paying him $1000 in same month he sent me the vacate letter so let me clear fake blogs going on this media; Yes I was summoned to shift and am ready to go to court.
First of all that Butabiika house was $1600 monthly and I stayed in da house since Dec 2018. We are in a pandemic, si kyalaba ba investors. And if they demand $5000, that’s for 3 months which I failed to pay after asking the law firm to give me the tenancy agreement of 2021. They refused. Just they were stealing from their client. Why should I pay without tenancy agreement? No way. Nange ndi muntu nemelerwa so let them go to court, am ready with my lawyers.
If I signed any tenancy agreement, I will pay unless they want me to occupy the house again. That law firm, they wanted me to pay June yet they told me to vacate no way. We in lockdown tebankooya.”
Well, we hope she manages to really argue out her case in court and wish her all the luck, because the landlord might invoke the wrath of the law to her detriment if she doesn’t clear all the bills.