A tour bus belonging to Joseph Mayanja, the singer commonly known as Chameleon, has been impounded in Malaba.
The bus was confiscated by Malaba Port Spring Villa Hotel because Chameleon failed to clear hotel bills totaling to 700,000 shillings.
Malaba Port Spring Villa Hotel on Sunday hosted Chameleon's 10th anniversary tour. His concert was advertised widely by a local marketing company, Lennox Malaba Limited, drawing thousands of people to the hotel grounds for the show.
Some people in the crowd said they had traveled from as far as Bungoma in Kenya for the show.
They patiently waited from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. to see the singer. Those who expected the show of their lifetime were disappointed.
Chameleon performed a sampling of his songs for just 10 minutes before suddenly leaving the stage. He and members of his Leone Island Crew abandoned the concert and sped off in their cars, leaving the crowd bewildered and angry.
Albino Otabong, manager of Port Spring Villa Hotel, says Chameleon left without paying 400,000 shillings he owes to the hotel.
He says that if the singer doesn't pay his bill as soon as possible, the matter will be handed to the police.
Lennox Malaba, the company that marketed the show, is demanding 300,000 shillings it was promised for promoting Chameleon's show.
Sunday's incident was the second time Chameleon disappointed his fans in Malaba.
In 2004 crowds gathered for his maiden performance in the town. Chameleon only sang one song before disappearing into the night.