Singer Ivan Kauma alias Qute Kaye who was Thursday arrested for stealing from a car in Busega, has apologized to his fans and the public.
In an exclusive interview with Spark TV, the singer who has faded from the music scene said: “ I would like to apologise to my fans, fellow musicians and to all Ugandans, for what happened yesterday.”
This comes after NRM vice chairperson for Eastern region, Capt Mike Mukula said he would rehabilitate the singer. Qute Kaye was arrested yesterday and later detained at Nateete Police Station after he was allegedly found removing the headlight of the vehicle, registration number UBA 482K, said to be owned by Mr Jasper Musisi.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire yesterday said the singer had confessed to stealing a headlight from a car of an unsuspecting motorist in a supermarket parking yard in Kibumbiro Zone, Busega Parish, Wakiso District.
“We have preferred a charge of stealing from a motor vehicle against him. He will soon be taken to court,” Mr Owoyesigire said.
Theft is a minor offence that is bailable in lower courts.
A man is said to have seen the singer unscrewing the headlight in broad daylight and informed security. He was arrested by civilians and later handed over to the police.
Qute Kaye came to the limelight with a love song titled Ginkese.
He recorded more songs that won hearts of many Ugandans. But he suddenly vanished from the stage, only to re-emerge last year in Pastor Robert Kayanja’s Miracle Centre Cathedral, looking frail and shabby.